David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion, piloted his car to the top of the charts in happy hour practice at Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon. Ragan, also the top qualifying Ford for Sunday’s race, spoke about how his car looked for Sunday.
THAT WAS A PRETTY IMPRESSIVE LAP. “Our UPS Ford is pretty fast. It is a credit to Drew and everyone on our UPS team. We got here and I could barely make the first lap on Friday. We worked on it really hard and qualified top-10. Our car is pretty good now. We made a lot of changes during the day today and if the weather doesn’t fool us and the track doesn’t change a whole lot then I feel good about our chances tomorrow.”
WHAT DO YOU STILL NEED OUT OF YOUR CAR FOR TOMORROW? “I mainly feel we need to get on the throttle a little harder and sooner. I can get into the corner good and our car feels good over the bumps but as I start putting the power down the back tires get out of the track a little bit and I am kind of chasing it. You only have so much groove because that big blue wall is there. I like those walls here because you can see them. If we can just tweak on our car, and that is the good thing because we have a couple teammates that are really fast, so we can adjust on it and at least we can see the leaders when they throw the green flag tomorrow. It feels good to have a fast car out there.”