Bristol II: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway: "Short tracks are my favorite and the night race at Bristol ranks right up there at the top. Saturday night is going to be a lot of fun; we had a great race going for us in the spring, but got caught up...

Ragan on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Short tracks are my favorite and the night race at Bristol ranks right up there at the top. Saturday night is going to be a lot of fun; we had a great race going for us in the spring, but got caught up in a wreck. We've got a good car for this weekend and I'm looking forward to going back to some short tracks. I just need to survive 500 laps and keep our UPS Ford out of trouble to be there at the end."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Track position is so important at a place like Bristol. With so many cars on a half-mile surface it can be all too easy to go a lap down or get caught up in a wreck. We've got a fast UPS Ford and we should be good for this weekend. David really enjoys these short tracks and even got a Nationwide win at Bristol last fall."

FAST FACTS

* Ragan has seven prior starts in the Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. His best finish was 10th in the fall of 2008.

* Ragan has completed 96.8% of the laps he's raced at Bristol.

* Ragan won the fall Nationwide race at Bristol in 2009.

* Ragan has competed twice in the Truck Series at Bristol.

* UPS Maximum Center Recognition--Bristol Motor Speedway The Paris Center (SLIC 3820) will be recognized as the UPS Maximum Center this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Paris was the top-ranked center on the Mid-South District's Rate and Rank report for July.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Ragan