Ragan Likes Speed of Phoenix Short Track

 

David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"Phoenix is racing like a mile-and-a-half track now. It's still got a lot of grip, and it's very fast. You're really rolling there a lot faster than you were a few years back. It's a great racetrack. They always pack the stands there. And it's got the cool characteristic of a short-track size, but the grip allows you to really run hard all day. 
 
"It's interesting, we go back to these racetracks -- it's been maybe eight months since we were there -- to see how the track has changed. Obviously they've had a hot summer. We'll see if the track has lost some grip. But we definitely want to have some strong finishes to end our season on. And we've learned a lot this year on both the short tracks and the mile-and-a-halfs, which should help us out in these last couple races."
 
JUST THE FACTS: Ragan has 15 Sprint Cup career starts at Phoenix International Raceway ... He has one top-10 finish at the one-mile oval ... His best finish at Phoenix is 10th (2008) .... Taco Bell returns as primary sponsor of the No. 34 Ford for Sunday's race.
 
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