No. 38 Juice Battery Ford
Started: 19th | Finished: 17th
"That’s a solid day for the Front Row Motorsports team. I feel like we had a little better car for the first half of the race and we made great adjustments, but I don’t know if the VHT wore off or the track cooled off, but we lost a little bit of the handle over the last 150 laps. We wanted a little better, but it was a great race. We ran in the top 20 all night and we’re happy with that for our Juice Battery team."
Ragan on Bristol"Bristol is one of my favorite short tracks. It's our team owner, Bob Jenkins', home track, so it's a significant race for us. And we've had success there over the years. I've run well there with the Front Row team, and it's been one of the more consistent tracks where we can run in the top 15 or top 20. So, I look forward to going to Bristol with our Juice Battery team.
"The night race can get wild. The spring race just seems to be a little calmer, and I don't know if that's just an illusion because it's a day race. But there's something about racing at a short track under the lights with a lot of people in attendance -- it's exciting. And drivers know that we're winding down the regular season, and it may be one of their last opportunities to get a win, or even to get a top-five or top-10. So, I think we're all a little more aggressive and a little more hyped up about racing on Saturday night."
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5-6pm - Food City Race Night (Downtown Bristol)
No. 38 Overton's Ford
Started: 31st | Finished: 27th
"I felt like we had a decent Overton's Ford today. We were able to stay on the lead lap and make our car handle a little better during the race. But we were about a half a lap short on fuel. I saved just a little bit, but we should've saved a little bit more. So, we had a pretty good run with a bit of a disappointing ending. I ran out of fuel at the worst time -- taking the white flag."
Ragan on Watkins Glen"There are a lot of differences in the two road courses we go to. They drive a little differently, you have to attack them a little differently. Watkins Glen is very, very fast with hard, sharp corners, where Sonoma is a little slower with a little more gradual corners and elevation changes. Watkins Glen’s got a fresh new layer of asphalt from a few years ago when they repaved the place. It’s got a lot of grip, and you really feel the speed there. Sonoma’s a little more worn out, and you have to be a little softer on the throttle and really take care of your tires.
"I think the Glen will be one of these tracks where you put tires on only when you need fuel in the race car. So, the strategy will be a little different, but it’ll be another road course where a lot of things can happen. Typically, you have four or five guys that are really fast that you know you have to outrun."
Sunday, August 6, 10:15am - Ford Performance display (Watkins Glen Infield Fan Zone)
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