David Ragan – Talladega Advance

David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 6 UPS Logistics Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer


American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-691 Last ran Daytona – finished 38th

Backup: RK-665 Last ran Talladega in the fall of ’09 as the No. 26 – finished first

Ragan, NSCS at Talladega Superspeedway:

Date Event S F Laps Led Status Money

4-25-10 Aaron’s 499 26 6 200/200 8 Running $130,650

11-1-09 Amp Energy 500 28 17 191/191 0 Running $89,600

4-26-09 Aaron’s 499 10 12 188/188 2 Running $107,500

10-5-08 Amp Energy 500 16 3 190/190 11 Running $149,200

4-27-08 Aaron’s 499 6 4 188/188 0 Running $152,775

10-7-07 UAW-Ford 500 42 34 146/188 0 Accident $106,625

4-29-07 Aaron’s 499 10 17 192/192 1 Running $127,100

Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money

Spring 4 0 1 2 0 11 $518,025

Fall 3 0 1 1 0 11 $345,425

Cumulative 7 0 2 3 0 22 $863,450

Ragan on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“It’s kind of crazy going straight from the shortest track we race at to the longest track, but I really enjoy racing at Talladega. It’s not far from my home in Georgia, so a lot of my family comes to the race. I’m excited about our special UPS Logistics paint scheme for this weekend. I think the car looks really good and Talladega is a place we can run really well at. Talladega is such a wide, smooth track which creates tight packs and makes for some exciting racing.”

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“I’m excited to head to a restrictor-plate race with David. He tends to run really well at these superspeedways and Talladega is the place he got his first Nationwide win. Overall he has a pretty good track record in the Cup car at Talladega. Restrictor-plate racing is all about staying out of trouble and being in the right line at the end with help to push you to the end. Hopefully we can do just that and get a good finish in our UPS Logistics Ford.”

FAST FACTS

We Love Logistics: UPS will feature its newest advertising and communications campaign, “We Love Logistics,” on David Ragan’s No. 6 UPS Ford this weekend. This marks the debut of the campaign’s iconography and messaging on the race car and in other elements of the company’s racing program. The broader campaign focuses on UPS’s unique ability to help companies of any size harness the power of logistics to drive growth, improve efficiencies and enhance customer relationships.

Ragan has scored more points in the last 10 restrictor-plate races than any other driver.

Ragan has visited Talladega Superspeedway seven times in his Sprint Cup Series career and in his seven starts has earned two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also leading for a total of 22 laps.

In the spring of 2009 Ragan earned his first Nationwide Series victory at Talladega.

UPS Maximum Center Recognition—Talladega Superspeedway:

The Hartselle Center (SLIC 3561) has been selected as the Maximum Center for the October 31 race in Talladega as part of UPS’s Center Recognition Program. The Hartselle Center will have its number on the C-post of David Ragan’s UPS Ford throughout the weekend.


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