No. 38 Juice Battery Ford
Started: 33rd | Finished: 10th
"I feel like we survived this one. We had a little bit of luck on our side. Our team did a nice job repairing some of the damage we got in one of the big wrecks. It had been a quiet, low-key race. And then the last 30 laps, everybody raced really hard. I'm proud of our Juice Battery team for fixing me back up so we could come out of it with a top-10
Ragan on Talladega"It takes a combination of everything to survive and finish well at Talladega. You have to have a car with a good engine that pulls well and sucks up well. You’ve got to have a little bit of skill to not pull a bonehead move and tear your racecar up. Luck is required at Talladega as much as anywhere. You could be running first or 40th and can get caught up in an accident if you’re racing around the wrong crowd or just find yourself in a bad spot.
"Talladega is a fun race for me. I do enjoy going down there. And I’ve been on both sides of it there. I’ve been in Victory Lane and I’ve been on the wrecker half-way through the race after an accident. You just have to be aggressive and have fun with it. I think the style of racing that we have at the speedways is fine. I think for four races a year, it’s a different style weekend and a different style race. I think it’s awesome that it’s still in the playoffs. I know those guys that are going to be racing for a transfer spot are going to be on pins and needles. Hopefully we can catch them sleeping a little bit and be aggressive and steal another victory or at least a good run for our Juice Battery team."
Sunday, Oct. 15, 10am - Camping World display (Talladega Superspeedway Fan Zone)
No. 38 TheHouse.com Ford
Started: 31st | Finished: 37th (accident)
"I just got into Turn 1 a little too high. There’s a very fine line where there was a lot of grip and not much grip. Our car was really bouncy and loose. It was a handful for a lot of the day. Our TheHouse.com team made some good adjustments, but we were just trying to hang on. I should have been a little bit more conservative, but we were trying hard to just stay one lap down and I got a little too high and got loose. I thought I was gonna be OK and I just ran back down the track and Danica (Patrick) hit me. She didn’t have anywhere to go."
Ragan on Charlotte"It’s always good to run well at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That’s a home track for a lot of the teams, and we have a lot of friends and family, and a lot of the shop employees that don’t travel with us, they come out to the racetrack and have fun.
"We finished 23rd there in May. Anytime we can qualify and race around that 20th spot is an OK day for us. We want to get into top-15s – that’s where we want to be – but our competition stays very tough throughout the season. Charlotte’s a good gauge. We’ve got a lot of mile-and-a-half tracks to finish the season with, so we want to have a strong showing for our team, for TheHouse.com and for ModSpace, who is joining us again as an associate partner this weekend at Charlotte."
Friday, Oct. 6, 4-5pm - Camping World of Concord (6700 Bruton Smith Blvd.)
No. 38 TheHouse.com Ford
Started: 28th | Finished: 21st
"Our car was really sensitive to the amount of rubber that was on the racetrack. I felt like for 30-, 40- or 50-lap runs, our car was a top-15 or top-20 car. But the longer the run, the more rubber got laid down, and our car lost some speed. Our TheHouse.com team did a good job. It was an improvement from the spring race and, all in all, it was a good day for us."
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2017) – David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford Fusion will feature TheHouse.com, one of the largest outdoor gear retailers in the world, for five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races including Sunday’s event at Dover International Speedway. TheHouse.com, an online merchant specializing in outdoor gear, snowboards, skis, bikes, skateboards, wakeboards and much more, was recently acquired by No. 38 team partner Camping World, expanding its presence in the outdoor sports market.
The gray and red TheHouse.com paint scheme will also adorn Ragan’s Front Row Motorsports Ford for upcoming races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. Camping World and its brands, which also include the Good Sam Club, the world's largest organization of recreational vehicle (RV) owners, and watersports and marine retailer Overton’s, will be showcased on Ragan’s car for a total of 24 races in the 2017 season.
“There is a natural synergy between NASCAR fans and TheHouse.com customers,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World, TheHouse.com and star of CNBC’s The Profit. “They both enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, and TheHouse.com is passionate about equipping everyone from weekend warriors to outdoor enthusiasts with the best outdoor gear on the planet.”
TheHouse.com is geared toward those with active outdoor lifestyles, stocking more than 75,000 products representing hundreds of brands at its St. Paul, Minn., headquarters. TheHouse.com educates, enriches and invigorates its members to form a symbiotic relationship among cultures, sports and lifestyles for all of their family’s favorite outdoor activities.
“Camping World already has a great connection with NASCAR fans who enjoy camping and RVs,” Ragan said. “Showcasing TheHouse.com on our Ford Fusion gives them the opportunity to reach additional fans in our audience who might be into sports like skateboarding, cycling or snowboarding, or even the more casual user who might just want a good deal on some sunglasses, sweatshirts or a backpack.”
The No. 38 TheHouse.com Ford will be on track at Dover International Speedway beginning Friday for practice and qualifying. Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil will air live on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET.
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, Camping World, 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 The House
Our goal is to become the single-source experts on everything active sports. Thanks to the active lifestyles of our loyal members, The House stocks over 75,000 products in St. Paul, MN and is one of the world’s largest outdoor gear retailers. The House has been in business for over 35 years, providing the best gear to riders worldwide. With our experience and expertise, you can order with confidence, either on our secure website or by calling us toll free at (800) 409-SNOW.
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No. 38 Camping World/Good Sam Ford
Started: 21st | Finished: 29th
"We underestimated how much grip the track was going to have and we started out way too tight. We made some really extreme adjustments that helped, and I was really proud of our team for that. We had a lot better race car the last third of the race, and I thought we were going to be racing for a top-20. But we got caught up in a pushing contest on a restart and got some damage there. But we'll rebound."
Ragan on Loudon"I think for the first race at New Hampshire, we fought trying to chase the VHT all weekend. They applied it and reapplied it, and the lines moved around, and that was a challenge for us. New Hampshire is a track that is really line-sensitive. When you get the VHT there, it's making grip, but it's going away during the race.
"You've got to have some adjustability in the race car. You've got to be able to move around. I felt like we were restricted to just running a certain groove during the race. So, we've talked about a different approach to the weekend, and I think we can have a better run in our Camping World/Good Sam Ford."
Ragan on Chicago
"The track at Chicagoland has aged very well. It’s got a lot of character. It’s got a really big bump in Turns 3 and 4, and it’s got a lot of speed. The asphalt’s worn out, so it’s got multiple grooves. It’s a great market, too. There are a lot of racers and race fans in the Midwest, so the Chicago market is obviously huge for our sport.
"It’s the first race of the playoffs. Those top 16 guys are racing for a championship and they’re bringing their best. And even those teams that aren’t in the playoffs, you’re still fighting for another top-five or another top-10 to try to finish the year as strong as you can. Our Camping World/Good Sam team still has some things we want to accomplish, so these final races are all important to us."
Skuttle Tight joins Ragan's No. 38 team as an associate partner at Chicagoland Speedway. The manufacturer of insulated attic-entry systems will be promoted on the No. 38 Ford's quarter panels and on Ragan's helmet and seat.
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