Charlotte: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway: "I always really enjoy racing at Charlotte. Not only is it a great track, but it's right here at home and it's an added bonus anytime you spend a night in your own bed. I've had some good runs at...

Ragan on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

"I always really enjoy racing at Charlotte. Not only is it a great track, but it's right here at home and it's an added bonus anytime you spend a night in your own bed. I've had some good runs at Charlotte in the past, but 600 miles is a long race. I need to drive hard all night and work on the car throughout the race to be there at the end. The track changes so much going from day to night that making the right adjustments, maintaining track position and patience will be the key to getting a good finish Sunday night."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

"We learned some things last weekend in the Showdown that we can apply to our car for this weekend. Six-hundred miles makes for a long race and the track changes dramatically from day to night. We'll just have to take what we learn and make the right adjustments throughout the race to be there at the end."

FAST FACTS

* Ragan has four prior Sprint Cup Series starts at Lowe's Motor Speedway. His best finish came in the fall of 2008 where finished 10th.

* Ragan will be behind the wheel of the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford in the Nationwide Series this weekend. Ragan has competed five times in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte in which he has two top-10 finishes.

* Ragan made one Camping World Truck Series start at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2006. He qualified 12th and finished 25th.

* The Rock Hill Center (SLIC - 2970) in the West Carolina District will serve as the UPS 'Maximum Center' for both the May 16 and 24 races at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte. Out of nine tracked elements on the UPS Balanced Scorecard, the Rock Hill Center was 100 percent or better to plan in seven of these elements: Pickup Compliance, Mileage Index, SLIM, Over allowed per Driver, DART, Auto, and Missed On-Road (MOR).

-credit: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Ragan