David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway:
"Dover is a very fun track to drive, but 400 miles there is as tough as 600 at Charlotte. It's a tough track and it's usually pretty warm there in Dover, too. But it's a thrill to drive. If you're a race fan and you just want to pick a race to go watch in person, Dover's a fun place and a good choice.
"Dover can crunch a lot of your other issues because there's a lot of banking that helps you overcome some handling issues. We have run well at the 'Monster Mile' in the past, but it's still kind of a new animal because we really haven't been to that type of a racetrack yet with the rule configuration that we have this year. I know some guys did a tire test there and hopefully we can get some information from Ford on what they learned and get our Dockside Logistics Ford on good terms with the 'Monster.'"
JUST THE FACTS: Ragan made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2006 at Dover International Speedway ... He has 15 Cup career starts at the track ... His best finish at the one-mile concrete oval is 14th (2007) ... Dockside Logistics returns to the No. 34 Ford for the Dover race.