CITGARD to Help Power Team Throughout 2019
MOORESVILE, N.C. (February 12, 2019) - Front Row Motorsports (FRM) today announced an expanded partnership with CITGO® Petroleum Corporation and its CITGARD® brand that began last season with David Ragan and the No. 38 team.
The CITGARD brand is the primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford Mustang throughout this season. Ragan will carry the CITGARD colors at the events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, Michigan International Speedway in June and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in September. The brand will also be featured as an associate sponsor all season.
CITGARD began its partnership last season with FRM at Darlington Raceway, paying tribute to Dale Jarrett during the annual "Throwback Weekend" with a red and white scheme. The popular feedback from race fans and success of the program led to the increased commitment with FRM and Ragan this season.
"Everyone at the Front Row Motorsports organization and David Ragan worked hard to ensure that we had a wonderful experience and that our program was a success for us last year," said Brian Paulson, CITGO General Manager Lubricants. "In return, our customers and fans were thrilled and now we're proud to increase our partnership with David and the team this season."
CITGARD heavy duty engine oils are next generation oils formulated with proprietary additive technology that protects engines from running at higher temperatures and fuel injection pressures, while meeting tighter wear limits and lower emission requirements. The Front Row Motorsports transporters rely on CITGARD throughout the season.
"It's great to have CITGARD return to our program this season," said Ragan. "As a team that travels thousands of miles from race to race, you need reliable, heavy-duty engine lubricants to ensure we get to the track and back home. I'm glad that we have the best. I want to thank everyone at CITGO for stepping up and helping us improve our race program."
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises will again oversee the partnership.
"I want to thank everyone at Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan for their support of CITGARD," said CEO Doug Fritz. "This is a great partnership and we're proud to have an increased presence of CITGARD on the track this season."
CITGARD Synthetic Blend Engine Oils deliver the performance needed for newer engine designs while improving performance in older engines. Engineered with proprietary additive technology that protects engines running at higher operating temperatures and higher fuel injection pressures, while meeting tighter wear limits and lower emission requirements. CITGARD 700 is a new generation of engine oils that support the Phase II fuel efficiency standards which are driving the need for even more fuel efficient heavy duty engine oils combined with excellent wear protection and engine durability.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops, Select Blinds and Speedco. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
About Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises is a sports marketing and event management business specializing in sports and event sponsorship marketing and activation, brand development, as well as event management.
MOORESVILE, N.C. (February 5, 2019) – Front Row Motorsports (FRM) today announced a new season-long partnership with SelectBlinds.com, the leading online retailer of custom window coverings, that will begin on NASCAR’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500.
SelectBlinds.com will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan and the No. 38 Ford Mustang beginning this weekend in Daytona Beach and will be Ragan’s primary sponsor during the “TicketGuardian 500” at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the prestigious “Coca-Cola 600” at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the “South Point 400” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this year. The company will be an associate sponsor all season.
The partnership with SelectBlinds.com began after Rick Steele, co-founder and CMO, recently purchased a No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford from Ragan and the team at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. to support the children’s hospital. Steele has since begun a relationship with Ragan, leading to the sponsorship that will introduce SeletBlinds.com to the millions of NASCAR fans.
SelectBlinds.com is the online home for all your window covering needs. The company offers child-safe cordless blinds to prevent injury along with a wide variety of blinds and shades for your home or business. Their online home makes it easy, affordable and secure for fans to purchase new window coverings. They are excited to enter the sport and introduce their products.
“You really can’t find more passionate and dedicated people than NASCAR race fans,” said Steele. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan to introduce our products to them. Meeting David, his values align with ours. He puts family first and thinks of others, too. This is going to be a great partnership and we can’t wait to start at Daytona.”
Ragan is ready to return to Daytona where he has one win and three Top-Five finishes. He is thankful for SelectBlinds.com for coming on board and has enjoyed getting to know their team.
“Rick and the team at SelectBlinds.com have been great to work with,” said Ragan. “They have really stepped up in a big way to support our race team and they’ll make a big impact at the Daytona 500. It makes me excited to get to Daytona, kick off our season, and have a great run with them. I’m looking forward to it.”
The No. 38 SelectBlinds.com Ford Mustang will make its race debut at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, February 17. The race will be televised live on FOX at 2:30 p.m. ET and broadcasted on the Motor Racing Network and SIRIUS/XM NASCAR radio.
About Select Blinds
Phoenix-based SelectBlinds.com is a leading online provider of custom window coverings. Established in 2003, the company has more than 2 million customers. SelectBlinds.com is dedicated to offering blinds and shades with all the safety and efficiency features consumers need at competitive prices. With a focus on safety and style, the company became the first custom window covering provider in North America to offer all of their products with a cordless option on March 31, 2016. The company was recently recognized by Harvard University/Harvard Business School with the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award for working to transform the window covering industry to cordless.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries – the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan – from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
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No. 38 1000Bulbs.com Ford
Started: 25th | Finished: 20th
2018 Points Finish: 25th
"We had a decent 1000Bulbs.com Ford, although we never could get the handling on it just right. I'm proud of Seth (Barbour) and Angela (Ashmore) for making a great effort. We had a good strategy and probably picked up a few spots because of it. It's kind of the story of our season. We had pretty solid cars, but could use a little more speed to get into the top-15 or top-20 on a more consistent basis. But I'm proud of our team and looking forward to what we can do next year."
Ragan on Homestead"Homestead is a great racetrack. You can run fast a couple of laps on the bottom. You can move through the middle a little bit. But the fastest line around Homestead is right against that wall. It’s risk versus reward. You know you have to be there to find that extra little bit of grip that the racetrack still has to use that extra banking. But, if you slip just a few inches sometimes, you can get into the wall. And our cars aren’t as tough as they used to be. They’re a lot more sensitive to a little bit of damage here and there.
"Homestead is such a cool weekend for the entire sport with all the championships ending there. I enjoy that weekend. It’s got a little bit of a party atmosphere because everyone’s happy to see the end of the season come. We’ve got a lot of good things to look forward to in 2019, but we still have some unfinished business that last race of the year. We definitely want to have a good run for 1000Bulbs.com and end the season on a high note."
Ragan Homestead Stats
11 starts, 1 top-10, 3 top-20s
Best finish: 10th
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:05pm - Ford Performance display (Homestead Miami Speedway Fan Zone)
No. 38 Trident Seafoods Wild Alaska Pollock Ford
Started: 31st | Finished: 20th
"It was a long battle today for our Trident Seafoods Wild Alaska Pollock Ford. We didn't fire off that great and got some damage early on, but the team made some good adjustments and did a good job on pit road. It's a small victory to come home with a top-20. I would've liked to have gotten a few more spots, but hopefully we learned some things we can apply to Homestead and next season."
Ragan on Phoenix"We have Trident Seafoods back on our No. 38 in Phoenix. It's their second race with us this season, and this time they're highlighting Wild Alaska Pollock. It's a really cool paint scheme. I think it's going to be a fan favorite this weekend.
"I look at Phoenix like a short track. It’s not a short track like Martinsville and Bristol, but it’s a shorter track than others. It definitely has the feel of a short-track race. You use a lot of brakes, and forward drive is important. The field is a little tighter together. As that track has worn out over the last few years, it’s really matured into a great track. Goodyear has been able to bring a little softer tire. It lays down a lot of rubber. So, tires are important. You have a little bit of fall-off now. We definitely have our short-track mindset when we go to Phoenix.
"With the new renovations, we just have to go and figure it out. What Phoenix has done to reward their loyal fans over the years has been good to see. It’s great to see that kind of passion for our sport in the Southwest. I look forward to getting out there and checking out the changes."
Ragan Phoenix Stats
23 starts, 1 top-10, 1 top-15, 3 top-20s
Best finish: 10th
No. 38 EarthWater Ford
Started: 27th | Finished: 24th
"We never had a perfect handle on our EarthWater Ford. I felt like Seth (Barbour) and Angela (Ashmore) made good adjustments throughout the race, and we got our car a little better. But, with all the long green-flag runs, we got a couple laps down, and that made it hard to get a top-20. I wish we would've had a few more opportunities toward the end to get a few more spots. But we learned some things that will help us get better on this type of track."
EarthWater Racing Returns to Texas on David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford
DALLAS (October 31, 2018) - EarthWater Racing returns to its home track of Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, partnering with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver David Ragan for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The No. 38 EarthWater Ford Fusion will mark the first partnership between the Addison, Texas-based company and Front Row Motorsports.
EarthWater is a health and wellness company that makes mineral-infused, high-alkaline beverages designed to provide benefits such as boosting immunity, maintaining nutrient levels in the body’s cells and reducing toxins.
Ragan is a 12-year veteran of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with two wins, 15 top-five and 40 top-10 finishes, and two pole positions, including two top-10s and a pole at Texas Motor Speedway. The 2018 season is his fifth with Front Row Motorsports.
“We’re always happy to welcome new partners at the racetrack, especially when they’re locally based and get to enjoy the ‘home track’ experience,” said the 32-year-old driver. “With everybody being more focused on their health these days and paying closer attention to what they eat and drink, we’re happy to provide EarthWater a platform to share the benefits of their product with the NASCAR audience.”
“This is a great day for a great driver like David Ragan to run the Ford Fusion while he’s powered by EarthWater,” said EarthWater founder and CEO C.J. Comu. “We are excited to support a great athlete like David and wish him a fast, safe race and look forward to an exciting day on the track and for the millions watching at home.”
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be at Texas Motor Speedway starting Friday with practice and qualifying, scheduled to air live on the NBC Sports Network at 2 and 7 p.m. ET, respectively. Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. ET practice will air live on CNBC. Sunday’s 501-mile race on the 1.5-mile oval will air live on the NBC Sports Network, with coverage scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.
For more information about EarthWater, visit EarthWater.com.
EarthWater Limited is a health and wellness company and manufacturer of mineral infused high-alkaline beverages and liquid concentrate with the proprietary Hydration Molecular Complex (HMC), using 100% natural, proprietary blends of organic fulvic and humic complexes mined from deep within the earth's surface. Fulvic and humic minerals have rehydrating and detoxifying qualities that can inhibit free radicals and improve absorption of key nutrients. EarthWater products are sold through the EarthWater Affiliate Program and online through the Amazon Exclusives Program. To engage with EarthWater online, you are encouraged to "like," "follow," and "share" the brand's social media pages. EarthWater inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or visit www.EarthWater.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 Michael McDowell 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, K-LOVE Radio, 1000Bulbs.com and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
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No. 38 MDS Transport Ford
Started: 36th | Finished: 18th
"We had a good qualifying effort, but ended up having to go to the back of the field. It was a hard fought day, but we caught a couple of timely cautions and I was really pleased with the adjustments that we made on our car. It was a solid day for us."
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