Tuesday, October 14, 2014

David Ragan looking to be Chase Bracket Buster Sunday at Talladega

David Ragan is 50/1 to win Sunday at Talladega 
STATESVILLE, OCT. 14, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“This is an elimination race for the guys trying to advance to the next round of the Chase. I can see the last few laps at Talladega just being very crazy. As easy as it is to change positions when you’re in the middle or on the outside of three rows 10 deep, you can change four or five positions pretty quick. And that could mean making it to the next Chase round or not. So, I’m sure guys will have a strategy of trying to stay up front and maybe try to avoid the ‘Big One.’

“For our situation at Front Row Motorsports, we have to be on the offensive. This is a shot for our team to win another race. We’re not going to just ride around and hope things work out in our favor. We’ve got to be aggressive and see what our car can do and try to keep that track position all day. I think if you can stay up in the top 10 or even the top 15, you stand a good chance to stay in front of any accidents. I’ve stayed in the back and used the game plan of wait and let everyone else wreck and tear things up, and then try to advance in the closing laps, and it just doesn’t always work out.

“There are a lot of unknowns in effect when you go to a track like Talladega, and things can happen very quick. It should make for an exciting race, even more than normal.”

JUST THE FACTS: Ragan has 15 Sprint Cup career starts at Talladega Superspeedway … He earned Front Row Motorsports’ first win at Talladega in May 2013 … He has one win, and four top-5 and seven top-10 finishes at the 2.66-mile track … Dockside Logistics returns as primary sponsor of the No. 34 Ford … Ragan will be do Q&A with fans at the Ford display in the Fan Zone Sunday at 10am.

About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in the NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34 of David Ragan and the No. 38 of David Gilliland. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000″ list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, CSX Transportation, Love’s Travel Stops, Farm Rich, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. Visit teamfrm.com.

- Breaking Limits, LLC., for Front Row Motorsports

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