Front Row Motorsports brings back Ragan, Gilliland
October 16, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Ragan gave team first-ever win in May at Talladega
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Front Row Motorsports has announced that David Ragan and David Gilliland will return to the racing organization for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Ragan, who drives the No. 34 Ford, earned the organization's first Sprint Cup win with his victory this spring at Talladega Superspeedway. It was his second career win and first with Front Row. The 27-year-old has been a full-time Cup driver for seven seasons, with the last two coming with Front Row. He had previously been at Roush Fenway Racing.
"Getting that first win for Front Row this year was huge," Ragan said. "But we made a lot of other improvements that maybe didn't get the big headlines, like qualifying better and stepping up our mile-and-a-half program, that have made a big difference in our performance every week."
Gilliland, who drives the No. 38 Ford, has driven for Front Row for the past four seasons. He has yet to win a Cup race in his career.
"This has been a milestone year for us, and we're extremely happy that two of the guys who helped get us here will be back next year," said team owner Bob Jenkins. "We're improving our race program, attracting more sponsors, and setting and achieving higher and higher goals each year. Having David and David, our one-two punch, back in those cars next year is central to continuing our growth and improvement."
This season, Ragan is currently 26th in the point standings and Gilliland is 29th. This weekend, Ragan will return to the site of his victory earlier this year for the Camping World RV Sales 500.