No. 38 Camping World Ford
Started: 20th | Finished: 25th
"I felt like our Camping World Ford was really fast and drove really good. We had really good strategy that kept us up front. I thought that the race was pretty calm the first 60, 70 laps. In our contact with the 17, the bottom lane stalled a little bit and he had a really good run. He was coming hard and touched me. I got a little loose and tried to chase it, and he just couldn’t get off me and ran out of room. It was unfortunate to be in that spot, but we got lucky that we didn’t get damaged any more than we did."
Ragan on Daytona
"We brought some nice race cars to Daytona, a place where we've had some good success as a team. And we've got a brand new sponsor in Camping World on our Ford Fusion. They're a pretty big and well-known company, and I'm a customer there myself, so we're really excited to have them on board with us this year.
"Daytona's been a good track for me, so I'm looking forward to the 500. I think we can be right there with other contenders. It's a long race. And it's a long week, with qualifying on Sunday, the Duels on Thursday, there's a lot of opportunity to make your car better. But there's also a lot of opportunities to have an accident and have to pull out the back-up car. But I think we're prepared, and we're ready. Daytona is a tone-setter. If you can do well at Daytona, it starts your year off right and makes getting ready for those next three or four races a lot easier."
Sunday, Feb. 26, 10:30am - Ford Performance display (Daytona International Speedway Fan Zone)
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2017) – Front Row Motorsports’ partnership base continues to grow with two additional companies joining the team for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Camping World will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford for nine races, including the season-opening Daytona 500. Jacob Companies, a design and construction firm, will be a primary partner for six races on the No. 38 Ford.
Camping World, a national retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services, as well as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Truck Series, is partnering with Front Row Motorsports for the first time.
“We’ve had a lot of success with our NASCAR marketing program, and we’re excited about getting more involved with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam and star of CNBC’s The Profit. “David Ragan is a great driver and a wonderful spokesman for his partners. He’s got a couple superspeedway wins already, so we know we could see our Camping World Ford in Victory Lane next Sunday for everyone’s enjoyment.”
Jacob Companies also joins the team with an existing motorsports background, having sponsored events and teams in various racing series in recent years. The full-service general contractor offers design, development, construction, technology and management services, specializing in high-rise structures, universities, hotels, automotive dealerships, athletic facilities and parking structures.
The 2017 season will mark the company’s first partnership with Front Row Motorsports. The Jacob Companies scheme will be on the No. 38 Ford for six races, including the March 19 race at Phoenix International Raceway.
“Front Row Motorsports offers a great marketing platform for businesses like Jacob Companies,” said the company’s president, Don Perry. “We respect how Bob Jenkins runs his team and how it has grown in success over the years. We also know David Ragan is a great ambassador for his partners and we look forward to having him represent us both on and off the track.”
Front Row Motorsports announced last month that Love’s Travel Stops will once again partner with the No. 34 team and driver Landon Cassill for 18 races. The team plans to announce additional multi-race partnerships soon and expects to have more race inventory sold entering the 2017 season than it has in any previous year of competition.
Bob Jenkins’ team is coming off a milestone 2016 season, gaining extra attention for the organization and its partners with driver Chris Buescher earning the team’s second win and its first playoff berth. Buescher finished 16th in the championship standings, a high-water mark for the Statesville, N.C.-based team, which has competed full-time in NASCAR’s premier series since 2009.
“I’m really proud that companies are seeing the value in working with us,” Jenkins said. “We have some great partners who’ve been with us for four or five years in a row now, who are clearly seeing success with their programs. And we’ve got new companies like Camping World and Jacob Companies coming on board for multiple-race partnerships, too.
“We’re still a growing team, but we’ve got a lot of successes to brag about, both on and off the track. I’m glad companies are seeing that and wanting to partner with us.”
The team has multiple races for which it still seeks partners.
“While we’ve had a really successful off-season with marketing partnerships, we still have races open in good markets,” Jenkins added. “We’d love to start conversations with even more potential partners.”
The team will be on track at Daytona International Speedway when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gets under way with the qualifying Duels on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26.
To learn more about partnership marketing opportunities with Front Row Motorsports, visit teamfrm.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team’s partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
About Camping World & Good Sam
For over 50 years, Camping World has offered specialized products, expert advice and great service to recreational vehicle owners and campers across North America. From our founding in 1966, we have grown from a single store in Bowling Green, KY to the nation's number one retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services, with over 120 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center and an award-winning website. Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Over the last half century, Camping World and Good Sam have become the premier one-stop-shopping location for everything RVers need to enjoy living and traveling in their RVs, as well as a vital source of products and services to help RV owners maintain and protect their investment. Along with over 10,000 RV parts and accessories, we also offer a full selection of new and used RVs for sale; RV and tow vehicle service and maintenance; collision centers; RV Spa detail and refurbishment centers; technical advice from knowledgeable experts, and hard-to-find parts.
About Jacob Companies
Jacob, the Official Construction Company of NASCAR, is a woman-owned, multifaceted construction firm with a focus on construction management, design build, structural concrete, architectural & structural precast erection and technology. As a full-service organization, Jacob can provide our clients with a wide range of design and technical support services for architecture, engineering, technology, land planning and development. Jacob is nationally certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Precast Concrete Institute. Jacob is dedicated to serving and supporting its clients and the communities in which it operates by providing superior customer service, innovative solutions and a collaborative approach while generously supporting local and national organizations through sponsorships, donations and in-kind commitments. For more information on Jacob, please visit www.JacobCompanies.com.
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