Tagby Racing announcement for Indianapolis Raceway Park

Tagby Racing and TDS Motorpsports announced today an agreement that puts Sammy Ragan in the Lumberman Stores Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP), August 3, 2001. "Our garage stall...

Tagby Racing and TDS Motorpsports announced today an agreement that puts Sammy Ragan in the Lumberman Stores Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP), August 3, 2001.

"Our garage stall was just a couple of steps from Sammy at the Memphis 200 and I was impressed by his work habits," said team co-owner Joey Sonntag. "When we watched him on the track, we just thought this might be a good match," explaining why he chose Ragan to drive his truck at IRP.

Ragan made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in Memphis last month, starting 24th and finishing 26th after he crashed trying to avoid a separate wreck.

"His results in Memphis don't tell the true story of this up-and-coming driver," Sonntag added.

Ragan, of Bartlett, Tenn., has made two previous NASCAR starts. The other was in the Busch Series in 2000. Ragan, 21, is perfecting his abilities on tracks in the Nashville area, while preparing to compete full-time on the NASCAR circuit in 2002.

"I'm just trying to get as many laps on as many different tracks as I can for the remainder of this season," said Ragan, as he was making final preparations for IRP. "I appreciate the opportunity Tagby Racing is giving me with the Lumberman Stores Chevrolet. IRP is a tough track and a challenge, but racing is supposed to be a challenge."

Tagby Racing is co-owned by Sonntag and Ron Crosby.

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