David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-750 Last ran Charlotte – finished 2nd
Backup: RK-711 Last ran Darlington – finished 21st
Ragan on racing at Kentucky Speedway: “With Kentucky being a 1.5-mile track we have high expectations. It will be critical to use our test day Thursday wisely. It’s been a few years since I’ve been there in the Nationwide Series, so it will take a few laps to get back feeling comfortable there. Hopefully the momentum from Daytona will carry over into a good finish this weekend. With UPS’s Worldport being located in Louisville, we’ve got a lot of UPS employees in the area cheering for us.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Kentucky Speedway: “David has raced at Kentucky a few times in the Nationwide Series and 1.5-mile tracks have been good to us this year, so we are looking forward to this weekend. It will be exciting to see the Cup cars race at Kentucky for the first time. The car we are taking last ran at Charlotte and finished second, so we are hoping to improve that by one spot.
• Ragan has two Nationwide starts at Kentucky, both of which have resulted in top-10 finishes.
• Ragan has raced in the Truck Series twice at Kentucky. His best finish came in 2006 when he started fifth and finished fifth, while also leading 18 laps.
• Ragan has two ARCA Series starts at Kentucky.
• UPS’s Worldport is located a short distance away from the track in Louisville. Worldport is the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. The operation currently turns over 130 aircraft daily, processing an average of 1.5 million packages a day with a record 2.9 million packages processed on Peak Day 2010.