Phoenix: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Phoenix International Raceway: "We are fresh off an off weekend and ready to get out to sunny Phoenix. It will be a different race this year since they added some extra laps. It's the first Saturday night race of the year,...

Ragan on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"We are fresh off an off weekend and ready to get out to sunny Phoenix. It will be a different race this year since they added some extra laps. It's the first Saturday night race of the year, which is always exciting and I really enjoy racing under the lights. Phoenix is a fun track and hopefully our UPS team can get a good result. We really need a good top-five or top-10 finish coming off a couple of short track races and I feel confident we can do that in Phoenix."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"Phoenix is all about track position. It's a very unique one-mile track that's very flat and has very different corners at each end of the track. Now with the race being a little longer this year there will be a different strategy. Phoenix is a place that tends to turn into a fuel mileage race and now with the added laps it adds at least one more pit stop into the mix."

FAST FACTS

* Ragan has visited Phoenix International Raceway six times in the Sprint Cup Series, with his best finish being 10th in the fall of 2008.

* Ragan has competed six times in the Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway. Out of those six starts he has one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

* Ragan also has one Camping World Truck Series start at Phoenix. Ragan competed in the fall of 2006, qualifying 20th and finishing 17th.

* UPS Maximum Center Recognition--Phoenix International Raceway The Saguaro Center (SLIC - 8571) in the Desert Mountain District was selected as the Maximum Center for the April 10, SUBWAY Fresh Fit 6000x2122 as part of the UPS Center Recognition Program. The Saguaro Center was selected for their achievements on the district's Balanced Scorecard in January 2010. The center achieved an overall number one ranking, with highest points earned in the People and IBP Perspectives. Saguaro Center demonstrated a commitment to creating a Safety First culture. As a result, the center has zero accidents or injuries for 2010 year-to-date.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Ragan