(NEW YORK) — NASCAR driver David Ragan is in his second season racing full-time in the Sprint Cup series and is gearing up for this weekend’s All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“[It’s] going to be a fun night, I know the stands are going to be packed,” Ragan told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. “Everyone is going to enjoy those short segments and the final ten laps will be a lot of fun.”
Ragan won his second career Sprint Cup race at Talladega on May 5 and is looking forward to third All-Star weekend.
Ragan’s CSX team started the “Play it Safe” campaign, which provides information about railroad safety. Ragan’s Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion will feature a special “Play it Safe” paint scheme this weekend, including a bumper sticker on the back that says, “I brake for trains,” the “Play it Safe” logo and a hood that says: “Beats Goliath. Brakes for trains.”
“We need to be aware. We need to pay attention of what’s going on and mind the rules around it,” Ragan said of his safety iniative. “It’s a great message to get out there. There is over 700 fatalities a year, so we want to get that number to zero.”
Ragan currently sits in 26th in the Sprint Cup standings.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN