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)
No. 38 Overton's Ford
Started: 33rd | Finished: 22nd
"Our Overton's Ford started off a little too tight, but we made some adjustments and made it a little bit better. We had a couple electrical issues throughout the day affecting the track bar and brake-cooling fans, and that made it a little tougher on some of those long runs. I'm proud of our team, though. That was a nice rebound from our disappointing finish last week."
Ragan on Pocono"They’ve really got a unique racetrack at Pocono, and they’ve embraced it with the ‘What Turn 4,’ and ‘Tricky Triangle’ and everything else they have going on. It’s fun to go back after we were just there a few weeks ago. It’s still fresh in our minds, and we know some things that we can improve on.
"It’s another opportunity to have some strategy involved because the track is so big and so unique, and you can usually pit without going a lap down. The stages make for an interesting race. And we’re starting to wind down the regular season before the playoffs start. So, if you can steal a win somehow, that can set you up for the playoffs. That would be huge for us and a big deal for our partners at Overton's.
"We also have some other good friends on our No. 38 this week. ModSpace, which makes modular buildings and has been a partner of Front Row's in the past, is back with us as an associate partner this weekend. And Schwarze Industries, which makes parking lot and street sweepers, is an associate on the car as well. It's great to have all this support and we hope to have a good weekend for all involved."
Ragan on Indianapolis "Indy is an amazing track to drive because it’s so flat, but it has so much grip. The way they’ve ground and diamond-cut the racetrack several years ago, the cars really have a lot of grip from the track surface. It kind of fools you going into Turn 1 for the first time. You feel like you’re going to have to use a ton of brakes and really slow down, but you can really carry a lot of speed. It’s very narrow, though, so there’s not a lot of room for error.
"All four corners are just a little different. They appear to be the same, but each has some different characteristics. I love driving and making laps at Indianapolis."
No. 38 Overton's Ford
Started: 32nd | Finished: 29th
"We fought some handling issues all day, mainly because the racetrack changed a lot over the course of the race. We had a good first two stages. We were a little aggressive with pit strategy in the final stage, and cautions didn't fall our way. We probably gave up a few spots there. But that's been a good thing for us, to be aggressive on strategy this year. So, we'll work on our Overton's Ford and try to make it a little better the second race."
Heavy Equipment Companies on No. 38 as Associate Sponsors
STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 12, 2017) – New England construction equipment dealer C.N. Wood and equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp. will partner with Front Row Motorsports as associate sponsors on David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Woburn, Mass.-based C.N. Wood sells, rents and services heavy equipment through its six locations in four states. Komatsu, the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, is among the top brands offered by C.N. Wood. Elgin Sweeper, a name fans will recognize as the sweeper truck used at NASCAR tracks, is another primary product line offered.
Ragan’s No. 38 Overton’s Ford will showcase C.N. Wood on the rear quarter panels and Komatsu on the C-posts for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the Overton’s 301.
“C.N. Wood and Komatsu are proud to sponsor David Ragan in this Sunday’s Overton’s 301 NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said C.N. Wood general manager Jim Maxwell. “We are excited to share the track with the No. 38 and wish David and his team a successful and safe weekend.”
Sunday's Overton’s 301 will air live on the NBC Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
For more information about C.N. Wood, visit cn-wood.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, 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 C.N. Wood
Established in 1964 by Bob Benard, C.N. Wood serves many different industries by providing top quality equipment, supported by excellent repair and rebuild facilities, field service capabilities, well-trained mechanics and a complete parts inventory. There are six locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America Corp. also serves the forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly provided high-quality, reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.
Ragan on Loudon"Loudon is a very unique racetrack, and it's a tough racetrack. Usually you have a couple cars that get really hooked up there, and they're dominant. But there's just not a lot of overall grip. The asphalt's getting worn out. So it does provide some good action, but it's very hard to get a car to roll the center and to have good forward drive off, and it's really hard on the brakes.
"It's a unique track in that respect, but I enjoy going up there. It's a great part of our country that we go to. There are a ton of race fans up there in the New England area that always come out for the races.
"It's going to be a big race weekend for our partner Overton's. They're on our No. 38 Ford for the weekend, and they're also the title sponsor of the race. We've also got C.N. Wood and Komatsu, construction industry partners, joining us as associate sponsors, too. So, we want to have a good run on Sunday for sure."
Friday, July 14, 6-7pm - Camping World (165 Dover Rd, Chichester, N.H.)
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