David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-777 Last ran Michigan – finished 12th
Backup: RK-711 Last ran Darlington – finished 21st
Ragan on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“Chicago is a lot like Kansas and Texas, which are two tracks we ran great at this year. We are also coming off a good run at Richmond and will carry some of that momentum to Chicago this weekend. We feel like we can take some extra risks that the Chase teams can’t in these final 10 races. We should have a fast UPS Ford this weekend and we aren’t going to hold anything back going for the win.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“Chicago is very similar to some of the tracks we’ve had our best runs at so far this season. At the last 1.5-mile track, we had a strong run going until we had some bad luck. Coming off a strong run at Richmond we have some momentum on our side. Not being in the Chase gives us some extra room to be more aggressive and go for the win.”
. Ragan has four prior Sprint Cup Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway. His best finish came in 2008 where he qualified 14th and finished eighth.
. Ragan has competed three times in the Nationwide Series at Chicago. His best finish came in 2008 where he started third and finished 13th.
. David competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2005 at Chicagoland Speedway. In that race he qualified second and finished second.