Nashville: Roush Fenway Racing preview

David Ragan - No. 6 Coats/Discount Tire Ford Fusion Chassis: RK-374 Last ran at Michigan, Aug 07, finished 21st Ragan on racing in the Nationwide Series at Nashville Superspeedway: "Our Discount Tire team has been very consistent this year. We...

David Ragan - No. 6 Coats/Discount Tire Ford Fusion
Chassis: RK-374 Last ran at Michigan, Aug 07, finished 21st

Ragan on racing in the Nationwide Series at Nashville Superspeedway:
"Our Discount Tire team has been very consistent this year. We have made great strides in our program this season. Our equipment is top notch and our race setups have been very accurate. This weekend will be no different. Nashville is a fast concrete track that is very challenging. Since the Cup Series is off this weekend we can focus a little better on the task at hand. There will be a lot of young drivers out to prove their worth this weekend. We need to stay up front and practice patience, and everything else will fall into place."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Nashville Superspeedway:
"We are ready for the fast track at Nashville. There will be a lot of young drivers in the race, so our main focus is to stay up front and out of trouble. David ran well here last time around and I am confident he can do it again. We got a top 10 and we left a lot on the table. The Discount Tire team has been working hard to operate as one cohesive unit. Our race day crew has been unbelievably consistent this year. I feel like that will make a big difference this weekend. Traditionally, Roush Fenway cars have done well at Nashville. I hope to continue that trend and bring home a great finish."

Colin Braun - No. 16 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion
Chassis: RK-349 (last ran at Chicago in 2007)

Braun on racing at Nashville Superspeedway:
"I'm really looking forward to running the Nationwide race at Nashville. I ran one Nationwide race at Memphis last year, but that was on a short track, so Nashville should be a lot different. There were a lot of cautions in that Memphis race so it didn't feel like we got to do much racing. Hopefully this weekend I can run a lot of green-flag laps and get some good experience.

"I have never raced at Nashville, but I tested an ARCA car there last year. That was my first time on an oval larger than a mile. I have a little bit of experience there, but not compared to many of the other drivers. It will take me a few laps to get up to speed since I haven't driven a Nationwide car on an intermediate track, except for a day testing in Las Vegas earlier this year.

"It's an interesting transition from a Craftsman Truck to a Nationwide car. The cars seem to be a bit more on the edge, and the trucks are more forgiving. You can get a little sideways in a truck and the air will help you recover. You just have to be a little more cautious. I know Eddie Pardue will have a good starting set-up, and my teammate Carl Edwards always runs well there so I have a lot of help if I need it."

Crew Chief Eddie Pardue on racing at Nashville Superspeedway:
"We should run well at Nashville. Roush Fenway's Nationwide cars are usually really good there. Last year we had strong runs at both Nashville races. I'm looking forward to seeing how Colin adapts to the track and the car. He doesn't have a whole lot of experience in the Nationwide car, but he's been doing really well in the Craftsman Truck Series this year. He's a strong qualifier and that should be an advantage for us."

Carl Edwards - No. 60 Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion
Chassis: RK-419 Last Ran at Atlanta, Mar. 08, finished fourth Ran at Texas, Nov. 07, finished 11th Ran at Dover, June 07, finished first Edwards, NNS at Nashville Speedway:

Edwards on racing at Nashville Superspeedway:
"We are headed to Nashville this week and it's going to be an exciting race. I love racing there. We've won the last three races there and we are looking for a fourth. Nashville's a unique track, because it's concrete, super fast and you can race all over the track. You have to get the setup right, but the track is a blast. This will be a slow pace weekend with the Sprint Cup Series being off, but our determination will be the same. Our goal is to win another guitar and put Miracle-Gro in the winner circle. The guitar is such an awesome trophy."

Crew Chief Pierre Kuettel (P.K.) on racing at Nashville Superspeedway:
"We are taking our Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion into Nashville looking forward to more success on the 1.33-mile oval. The No. 60 team is very motivated about our return trip to Nashville. The last three times we've ended up in Victory Lane. We would love to end up there again. We have a great setup, so I feel nothing will stop us from continuing our streak on the superspeedway."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Colin Braun , Carl Edwards , David Ragan , Mike Kelley
Teams Roush Fenway Racing