David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-691 Last ran the Duel at Daytona – finished 20th
Backup: RK-717 Brand new chassis
Ragan on racing at Daytona International Speedway: “I can’t wait to get back to Daytona. Daytona is a track we’ve always run well at and we even had a chance to win the 500 earlier this year. We need to get a good run to get our season back in gear. We’ve struggled some the last few weeks, but I’m excited to race Saturday night in the Coke Zero 400. We’ve got a fast UPS Ford and we’ve got good teammates to work with.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Daytona International Speedway: “David is a great plate racer and we had good runs going at both Daytona and Talladega this year that we deserved, so we are looking forward to going back. I feel as if we’ve prepared ourselves for the two-by-two draft as good as everyone else and we almost got a win there last time.”
• Jacksonville UPS employee, Russell Taylor, will serve as the green flag delivery driver for Saturday night’s race in Daytona. Taylor recently celebrated 40 years of safe driving and his name will be featured on the C-Post of David Ragan’s UPS Ford.
• Ragan has an average finishing position of 16.8 at Daytona.
• Ragan had three top-five finishes out of four restrictor-plate races in 2008.
• Ragan has six Nationwide Series starts at Daytona, four of which resulted in top-10 finishes.