David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-759 Last ran Dover – finished 28th
Backup: RK-695 Last ran Phoenix in 2010 as the No. 99 – finished first
Ragan on racing at Pocono Raceway:
“NASCAR relaxed the transmission ratio rule allowing drivers to shift, which will be something new for me at Pocono. Pocono is a good track for us and a place our engines run really well. Should be a good weekend to keep the momentum we’ve built up going for our UPS team.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Pocono Raceway:
“Pocono will be a lot different since NASCAR is allowing us to go back to shifting. It will present a new challenge and we’ll have to make sure we have the right transmission in our UPS Ford to get the most out of it. Pocono is a big track, so horsepower will be important. Doug Yates always gives us great horsepower so we are ready to head to the track this weekend.”
* Ragan has eight career starts at Pocono Raceway. His best finish came in the fall of 2008 where he qualified 16th and finished fifth.
* Ragan has only finished off the lead lap in one of his eight starts, making his percentage of laps completed 99.9 percent at Pocono.
* Ragan has competed two times in the ARCA/REMAX Series at Pocono. Both ARCA starts came in 2005 with his best effort being a fourth-place finish.