David Ragan on Watkins Glen 12 Starts Best Finish: 19th
"Heading to Watkins Glen this weekend, it's just so different from Sonoma, the only other road course we visit this year. It's very fast, with very sharp corners and Sonoma is almost the total opposite. Obviously, strategy comes into play a lot at a place like Watkins Glen. I'm looking forward to seeing what Mike Kelley has in store for our No. 38 MDS Ford. It's going to be a challenging race and we've got to make sure we're still there at the end in order to get a good finish.”
No. 38 MDS Trucking Ford Mustang Started: 19 | Finished: 36 "The 21 just slipped up and spun me out in my left-rear quarter panel. I’m sure Paul just slipped out of the groove and lost control for a second and we happened to be there. That’s very unfortunate. I felt like we had a top 20 car today; we raced around the top 20 most of the day. Mike Kelley and our new group of guys called a good race and we had a pretty good weekend. When you’re racing hard like that, sometimes things happen and things have seemed to happen to us a lot lately. We’ve been in a slump and had some bad luck and it takes a couple of races and we’ll get out of it, but it certainly is a tough ending to what could have been a good day."
David Ragan on Pocono 25 Starts | 1 Top-5 | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 5th
"Obviously, we have some changes going into this weekend. Mike (Kelley) is back with me. We worked together in the past. So, it’s good to have some changes and try some different things. Pocono has been a good track for us in the past, and I think if we do the right things, we can get a good finish and build some momentum.”
David Ragan on New Hampshire 23 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 7th
"New Hampshire is definitely a tough place to race. It's so flat and you've got to be able to maintain grip coming out of the corners to get your car to run where it needs to. I'm excited that we get to welcome Compressor World to the team this weekend. Their products are instrumental to our race team operation, so I encourage everyone to go see what they're all about.”
No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford Mustang Started: 25 | Finished: 29 "It was a difficult day for our No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford Mustang. A combination of changing track temperatures and grip made it a little tougher to anticipate how our car was going to react as the race unfolded. We will regroup this week at the shop and aim to rebound next weekend at New Hampshire."
David Ragan on Kentucky 8 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 8th
"Kentucky is a very similar track to Texas Motor Speedway, where we saw some good speed in our No. 38 Ford Mustang earlier this year. We'll be able to use a lot of our notes from there and apply it to this weekend to get an even better result. It's hard to be able to race outside of the groove at Kentucky, so hopefully we'll be able to see multiple lanes open up in the later part of the race with the PJ1 compound. It's really neat to have Long John Silver's and their "Fish Yeah" campaign back on an FRM car this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing the No. 38 flying the blue and yellow colors on track for a Saturday night race.”
No. 38 MDS Ford Mustang Started: 27 | Finished: 38 "We raced in the Top-Five and we were racing inside the Top-10 with Keselowski and Kyle Busch. I'd give a push and get pushed and then I got clipped and we were in the wall. I used to get really mad, but this is a part of plate racing. I think we had a really good Ford Mustang, we proved that, and we can look ahead to Talladega for another chance to win. And, I think at Kentucky, we'll have a chance to put together a solid night and get back on track after today."
"Daytona has been good to us in the past. It's a great opportunity for all of our Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustangs to finish well and compete for the win. I'm confident that we can make the right moves throughout the race to set ourselves up to be in contention at the end. “We’ll have Exploria Resorts with us as an Associate Sponsor this weekend. Keep checking our social media sites, as we’re giving away a chance for two people to join us in Daytona in February next year and stay at their Grand Seas by Exploria Resorts location.”
No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Mustang Started: 24th | Finished: 23rd "It was a hard fought day. I felt like our Shriners Hospitals for Children team did a good job at getting our car better. The best run of the race was the last run. We were just way too tight after the rain came and all of the rubber washed off. We still learned a lot on our mile-and-a-half car, so we’ll look at what we did well and what we did bad and try to improve on things for next time."