Martinsville: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "Martinsville is a fun track for me to go to. I grew up racing on small flat tracks like Martinsville, so I feel right at home. Going there with the spoiler on the car shouldn't change anything about the...

Ragan on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville is a fun track for me to go to. I grew up racing on small flat tracks like Martinsville, so I feel right at home. Going there with the spoiler on the car shouldn't change anything about the race. We practiced with the car we are bringing last week at Rockingham preparing for Martinsville this weekend. The test went really well, so we should be good when we unload on Friday."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"One of the main challenges at short tracks like Martinsville is track position. Our focus this weekend will be to secure a good starting position and hopefully have a fast UPS Ford. We tested our car last week at Little Rock so we should be set for this weekend."

* David Ragan made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2006, competing in two races that year. The second of which came at Martinsville Speedway where Ragan finished 25th. Ragan has six races under his belt at Martinsville since his debut, his best finish came in the spring of 2008 where he qualified fourth and finished 11th.

* Ragan has completed 3507 of a possible 3511 laps he has competed in at Martinsville, giving him a 99.9-percent mark on laps completed. Despite the high percentage, a finish inside the top 10 has eluded Ragan.

* In 2006 Ragan made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway. His best finish came in the October event where Ragan finished 20th.

* UPS Maximum Center Recognition--Martinsville Speedway The UPS Freight Harrisburg, PA Service Center (HRS) was selected as the Maximum Center for the March 28, Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 as part of the UPS Center Recognition Program. The center was selected for its improvements in safety. The hub is one of the busiest centers in UPS Freight's nationwide network.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Ragan