David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-750 Last ran Texas –finished seventh
Backup: RK-695 Last ran Phoenix in 2010 as the No. 99 – finished first
Ragan on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway : “All-Star weekend was a good outing for us and hopefully we can build on that. The Coca-Cola 600 is a totally different mindset, but Drew and I have a good plan for the race. I’m pretty excited about qualifying Thursday evening after last week; it’s all about track position so it’s important to start up front. We are taking the same car that sat on the pole in Texas and finished in the top 10. Texas is a similar race in that we started in the day and ended at night, so we should have some good notes to go off of.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway : “The Coke 600 is an extremely long race that is hard on motors and also on the drivers. After our strong run last weekend we are definitely looking forward to the challenge. We’ve got a good starting point to work on our race car and make it even better. We’ll just have to manage going from a short race to a marathon.”
* Last week in Sprint Showdown qualifying Ragan posted the fastest lap time of the season by making his way around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in just 28.172 seconds (191.680 mph).
* Ragan will be driving the same car that sat on the pole in Texas and finished seventh.
* UPS mechanic Andy Mclean will be an honorary member of the UPS crew this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mclean was selected for his hard work and dedication to UPS and also for achieving zero injuries in his operation for 2009 and 2010. In addition to his VIP experience on Sunday, Mclean will also have his name on the C-post of David Ragan’s No. 6 UPS Ford.