Las Vegas: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "We've had some success at Vegas in the past and I'm ready to get back out there this year after our engine issue last year. It's a really fast track and makes for a fast-paced race. Handling ...

Ragan on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"We've had some success at Vegas in the past and I'm ready to get back out there this year after our engine issue last year. It's a really fast track and makes for a fast-paced race. Handling is important there and we've got a good UPS Ford and Donnie has some good things planned to make our car fast."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"Vegas is always a challenge. It's a really fast track and has a very rough surface in turns one and two. The tires for this year are a little different, so I'm not sure exactly what it will be like, but getting your car to balance right will be a challenge. Handling entering and exiting the turns will be a focus and I expect a good finish out of our UPS Ford this weekend."

J FAST FACTS

* David Ragan will fly with the Thunderbirds Thursday, February 25th at Nellis Airforce Base.

* In three starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ragan has one top-10 finish.

* Roush Fenway Racing has claimed six wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the most of any other Cup series team.

* UPS Maximum Center Recognition-- Las Vegas Motor Speedway The Red Rock Center (SLIC -- 8911) was selected as the Maximum Center for the February 28 Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The center in the Pacific Region is recognized for their achievements on the Great Basin District's Balanced Scorecard in January 2010. Their success includes notable improvements in numerous service elements including Delivery Scan, Total Missed, Late Air, and No Scan frequencies. The center also achieved outstanding results in productivity elements. Throughout this past year, the center demonstrated a commitment to creating a Safety First culture. As a result, the center completed 2009 with 4,104 accident-free days.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Ragan
Teams Roush Fenway Racing