Ragan to compete in Daytona opener

David Ragan, Roulo Bros. Racing, Inc. And AAA Team Up For Daytona Arca Race David Ragan and the No. 39 AAA Ford Fusion CONCORD, N.C. (January 23, 2007)- Roush Racing has paired NASCAR Nextel Cup Rookie driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, David...

David Ragan, Roulo Bros. Racing, Inc. And AAA Team Up For Daytona Arca Race
David Ragan and the No. 39 AAA Ford Fusion

CONCORD, N.C. (January 23, 2007)- Roush Racing has paired NASCAR Nextel Cup Rookie driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, David Ragan with Roulo Bros. Racing to run the 2007 Daytona ARCA Race on February 10th at Daytona International Speedway.

Ragan, who competed in his first Nextel Cup race at Dover last fall, will be running full time Cup and Busch Series schedules in 2007, with AAA and Discount Tire respectively as full time sponsors. He is eager to get as much seat time as possible going into the start of the season.

"I've been to a lot of the tracks that are on the NASCAR circuit in the trucks last year," said Ragan. "That should help a little, but I am going to have to learn the ins and outs of these places in order to stay out of trouble, starting with Daytona. I am real fortunate to have AAA as a sponsor in the Nextel Cup Series this year so it is pretty cool that they will also be the primary sponsor on my ARCA car."

Brothers Gary and Rusty Roulo, who serve as crew chief and car chief respectively, are no strangers to the ARCA Series. With 22 ARCA RE/MAX Series wins under their belt and a roster of past drivers including Darrell Waltrip, Ken Schrader, Jimmy Spencer, Dick Trickle, David Green and many others, experience is one thing that their team is not lacking.

"I have had the opportunity to work with David going back to 2004 in ARCA, as well as the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series as crew chief and spotter," said Gary Roulo. "He has a great attitude and dedication to racing."

Over the past two seasons, Roulo Bros. Racing has worked with several of Roush Racing's development drivers including Ragan, Erik Darnell, Danny O'Quinn, Jr. and Peter Shepherd.

-credit: roush racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Dick Trickle , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , David Green , David Ragan , Erik Darnell , Peter Shepherd