Homestead: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: "Homestead is the last race of the season and one we'll all remember going into the off season so it's important to run well. I enjoy Homestead and we're running the new FR9 engine again. Being ...

Ragan on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

"Homestead is the last race of the season and one we'll all remember going into the off season so it's important to run well. I enjoy Homestead and we're running the new FR9 engine again. Being Ford Championship weekend I really hope to get a good finish in our UPS ford and end the season on a good note. We've struggled some this year and Homestead could be a place we turn our luck around."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

"Heading into Homestead we are motivated to end the season on a good note. Things haven't gone our way this year and we've struggled some. Getting a solid finish at Homestead with the new engine on our last race of the year would be the confidence builder this UPS team needs heading into the off season."

FAST FACTS

* Ragan has two starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His best finish came in his first start in 2008; he qualified seventh and finished 10th.J * Ragan has an average starting position of 6.5 and finishing position of 17 at Homestead.

* Ragan will be running the new FR9 engine in Homestead. It will be the second time the team has run the new engine, the other was Talladega.

* Ragan has competed three times in the Nationwide Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2007 he claimed the pole position, but was caught up in an accident. His best finish came in 2008 where he finished 23rd.

* UPS Maximum Center Recognition--Homestead-Miami Speedway The Homestead Center (SLIC - 3311) in the South Florida District was selected for the November 22 Ford 400 presented by Pennzoil at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

-credit: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Ragan