Bristol: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway: "Bristol is unlike any other short track we go to. It's a very fast half-mile track with as much banking as the superspeedways. It's like racing inside a football stadium the way the grandstands are all...

Ragan on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Bristol is unlike any other short track we go to. It's a very fast half-mile track with as much banking as the superspeedways. It's like racing inside a football stadium the way the grandstands are all the way around the track. I really like short tracks and we need a good run this weekend. I've got a great car, so now I just need to survive 500 laps and be there at the end."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Coming from an off weekend everyone should be refreshed and ready to head to Bristol. We need to get a good run and gain some points back. Qualifying is very important at short tracks like this and so is being around at the end. We've got a great car and I'm confident we'll have a good weekend."

FAST FACTS

* Ragan has just four prior starts in the Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. His best finish was 10th in the fall of last year.

* Ragan has completed 95.5% of the laps he's raced at Bristol.

* Ragan has four previous Nationwide starts at Bristol. Two of those starts resulted in top-10 finishes.

* Ragan has competed twice in the Truck Series at Bristol.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Ragan