Martinsville: David Ragan preview

Ragan on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "Martinsville is one of the hardest tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule. It's a long race and it's mentally very tough. For 500 laps you are in traffic and have to manage your temper throughout the entire...

Ragan on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville is one of the hardest tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule. It's a long race and it's mentally very tough. For 500 laps you are in traffic and have to manage your temper throughout the entire race. My first couple of races there I used my car up in the early part of the race and didn't have anything at the end. I've learned a lot over the years and really look forward to heading to Martinsville. The goal is to qualify well since track position is important and be there at the end. Short tracks are my favorite to race at and they also make for a great race for the fans to watch."J

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Last fall we had the fastest car on the track, but things took an unfortunate turn in practice and we had to pull out the backup car. The backup car still ran really well and we got a solid finish. Last week we tested Little Rock, which is similar to Martinsville. The test went really well and we are going to take the same geometry package we ran there to Martinsville this weekend. We should have a good run and be able to earn back some points."

FAST FACTS

* In five Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway Ragan has finished on the lead lap all but one time. Ragan has completed 2,509 of a possible 2,510 laps at Martinsville, giving him almost a perfect 100 percent on laps completed.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Ragan