Ragan on Talladega
“Talladega’s been great to Front Row Motorsports over the years. The team has a lot of top-fives, top-10s, and the win, of course. It will be a special race for us with 1000Bulbs.com on our Ford and the title sponsor of the race. It’s going to be a fun weekend having our partners hanging out with us all weekend.
“Talladega racing’s intense. You’ve got to be really smart, patient at times but aggressive at times. For me, you have to just know when to push the button or not to. With 500 miles at Talladega, you can’t be 100-percent aggressive every single lap, or you’ll usually find yourself in trouble. You’ve got to be smart and have a good strategy, and our Fords are always fast there. I look forward to it. I know there’s a lot of risks involved. Wrecks happen. But if you can stay out of the wrecks and have a little bit of good luck, I think we’ll have a shot to take 1000Bulbs.com to Victory Lane.
“It’s a little different in the fall with the 12 guys in the playoffs trying to get the win and lock themselves in for the next round. But you’ve got almost 30 other cars in the field that are maybe racing for a job next year, or maybe a points position. So, there are a lot of different agendas going on, and I think that’s why the intensity level is ratcheted up in the fall race. You might see a few more accidents because there’s a little less give-and-take.”
Ragan Talladega Stats
23 starts, 1 win, 4 top-5s, 10 top-10s
Best finish: 1st
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1pm – 1000Bulbs.com display (Talladega Superspeedway Fan Zone)
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