Phoenix: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Phoenix International Raceway: "Phoenix is a fun track to race at, but a tough track to get the car to drive perfect. Both corners are so different from each other that it makes it a challenge to get the car to handle right....

Ragan on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"Phoenix is a fun track to race at, but a tough track to get the car to drive perfect. Both corners are so different from each other that it makes it a challenge to get the car to handle right. You have to compromise a little bit on each end to go fast. It will be the first night race of the year, so that makes it exciting. We need a good finish with our UPS Ford, I am ready to go."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"We are looking forward to going back to Phoenix this weekend. We had a good race back in the fall and got a top-10 finish and we should be able to improve upon that this time around. We had a great points run going in Texas, but debris on the grill ended our day. We really need to be thinking about points and trying to make up some ground."

FAST FACTS

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

* Ragan has competed four times in the Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway. His best Nationwide finish came in the spring of 2008 where he started 16th and finished fifth.

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

-credit: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Ragan