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#38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team News and Links

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Front Row Motorsports
David Ragan
Roush & Yates Engines Parts

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Shriners Hospitals for Children (3 races)
SpeedCo (Daytona 500)
fr8 Auctions

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Front Row Motorsports - Twitter
Front Row Motorsports - Facebook
David Ragan - Twitter
David Ragan - Facebook

STATISTICS
David Ragan - ESPN
David Ragan - RacingReference.info

MORE INFO
2018 #38 Paint Schemes
2017 #38 Paint Schemes
2016 #38 Paint Schemes
2016 #23 Paint Scheme (Ragan)
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

Races that Shriners Hospitals for Children (3) is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Dover - 5/6
Daytona - 7/7
Bristol - 8/18

Races that 1000Bulbs.com (4) is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Auto Club - 3/18
Texas - 4/8
Dover - 10/7
Homestead - 11/18

Races that Speedco (1) is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Daytona - 2/18

Races that fr8 Auctions is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Atlanta - 2/25

Races that Bad Boy Mowers is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Talladega - 4/29

Contract Status: Driver: 2018; Primary Sponsors: 201?


#38 Team / Driver News

Shriners Hospitals for Children to sponsor David Ragan at Dover: Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenĀ® will join David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports (FRM) this weekend at the Dover International Speedway. Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the primary sponsor of Ragan and the No. 38 Ford Fusion team. This is the first of three primary races for the hospitals.[More](5-2-2018)

Bad Boy Mowers to race with Ragan at Talladega: Bad Boy Mowers will partner with David Ragan at one of NASCAR's baddest tracks, joining the No. 38 team at Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The partnership will be the first for the zero-turn mower manufacturer and the 2013 Talladega race winner.[More](4-24-2018)

David Ragan to make 400th NASCAR Cup Series start: David Ragan's 400th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series couldn't come at a better place. The Unadilla, Ga., native will celebrate the career milestone on Feb. 25 at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway.[More](2-20-2018)

Speedco to race with David Ragan in Daytona 500: Another member of the Love's Travel Stops family of companies will be racing for a win in this year's Daytona 500. Speedco, a national network of service locations for the trucking industry, will join David Ragan's No. 38 team for the 60th running of the Great American Race on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. The partnership gives Speedco's parent company, Love's Travel Stops, two opportunities to get into Victory Lane at the famed superspeedway. Love's is the principal partner of Ragan's teammate, Michael McDowell, and is the primary sponsor on McDowell's No. 34 Ford for the Daytona 500.[More](2-5-2018)

1000Bulbs.com sponsoring Ragan for four races: Online lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will return to the No. 38 Ford Fusion in 2018, partnering with driver David Ragan for four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The Garland, Texas-based company agreed to the multi-race deal after Front Row Motorsports introduced it to the NASCAR landscape in November, when 1000Bulbs.com sponsored Ragan's team at Phoenix International Raceway.[More](1-19-2018)

Shriners Hospitals for Children continues partnership with David Ragan: Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenĀ® will once again sponsor David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports' (FRM) #38 Ford Fusion in 2018. Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the primary sponsor of Ragan during three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races: Dover International Speedway on May 6, Daytona International Speedway on July 7 and Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18.[More](1-18-2018)

David Ragan talks about 2018: There's quite a bit of changes in store for David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports in 2018. Entering his 12th full-time Cup season and his fifth overall season with the team owned by Bob Jenkins, Ragan will have a new teammate in veteran Michael McDowell. When McDowell was announced as Ragan's new teammate on Dec. 14, Front Row also announced an expanded technical alliance with fellow Ford team, Roush Fenway Racing.[More](12-28-2017)

Front Row Motorsports bolsters 2018 program with enhanced Ford partnership to field cars for Ragan, McDowell: Front Row Motorsports will step up its two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series program in 2018 with an elevated partnership with Ford Performance. The Bob Jenkins-owned team will put experience behind the wheel of its Fords, re-signing veteran David Ragan and adding free agent Michael McDowell to the driver roster. The 2018 season will mark Front Row Motorsports' ninth with Ford Performance, the team's manufacturing partner since expanding to a multi-car organization in 2010. The agreement will include an expanded technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing.[More](12-14-2017)

Bank suing Front Row Motorsports for ownership of team charter: A lawsuit filed earlier this month could play a role in determining the 2018 Daytona 500 field as a North Carolina court determines who owns the charter that Front Row Motorsports bought from BK Racing for $2 million prior to the 2017 season. Union Bank & Trust in Virginia filed a lawsuit Nov. 17 in North Carolina Superior Court, asking for the court to declare it has rights to what was originally BK Racing's #83 car charter, alleging that BK Racing owes it $9.1 million on a loan that included its two charters as collateral.[More](11-28-2017)

Front Row Motorsports to stay with Ford, no Toyota; McDowell & Ragan? Although it had been rumored that Toyota Racing Development was courting the two-car operation owned by Bob Jenkins, on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, general manager Jerry Freeze said he expects to stay the course with Ford. In addition, Ford sweetened the deal by offering FRM a Tier 1 engine program. Roush Fenway Racing will also provide superspeedway and road course cars for Front Row so the organization can focus on its intermediate program. FRM was 'really, really close' to re-signing with Ford. Front Row wanted to put the manufacturer piece together before shoring up its roster. Michael McDowell appears to be in line for Landon Cassill's seat.(Motorsport), No word on the use of their third charter, which in 2017 has been leased to #72 TriStar Motorsports team.[Read More Here](10-31-2017)

Cassill will not return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018 UPDATE: At just 28 years old, Landon Cassill has already made 253 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series. If it's possible for a Millennial to be considered a veteran driver, that's Cassill. But the journey will have to continue elsewhere next season. Cassill said he was informed Monday he will not return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018, and he will now begin the process of finding a new ride. Cassill said via phone call on Tuesday he was not told why he was out of a ride, other than the team was making "radical changes" for next season. In a statement to this website, the team said it was appreciative for his time there but offered no further details.(10-10-2017)
UPDATE: Jerry Freeze told a small group of reporters that this could be the first of several decisions to change the overall dynamic of the midtier program. "As it concerns Landon, we're just trying to improve our program and thought we had some opportunities that would put us in a better place. "There's a lot of cards still left to be dealt and try to figure out what's going to put us in the best place competitively as an organization. So I don't know. There may be more changes to come with some of the folks we got around our program and hopefully partners -- some coming on board, new ones, and stuff that we're talking about that I think is going to be really exciting."[More](10-16-2017)

David Ragan expects to return to Front Row: He says, "I don't have everything in pen yet, but I expect to be back at Front Row Motorsports. Bob has been really good to me over my career. We don't have everything finalized, but we're working toward that."[More](10-11-2017)

Donnie Wingo Named Competition Director at Front Row Motorsports: Effective today, Front Row Motorsports has named Donnie Wingo competition director for the two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team. The veteran crew chief of more than 30 years will lead the team's efforts to improve the performance of the cars and will serve as the primary liaison in the organization's technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing. Seth Barbour will replace Wingo atop the #34 pit box as crew chief for Landon Cassill's team. Barbour is a 13-year Roush Fenway Racing employee, earning two XFINITY Series championships as head engineer for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Barbour was most recently crew chief for Darrell Wallace Jr.'s XFINITY team.(Front Row Motorsports Facebook)(7-3-2017)

Front Row Motorsports undecided on use of third charter: Front Row Motorsports is still "weighing that out" when it comes to potentially expanding to a third car next season. "Obviously, expanding to another team is a big undertaking, not just in dollars but space, people, all of that," Freeze told RACER. "We're certainly not - I think - planning on it right now, today. It's in the back of my mind, for sure."[More](4-1-2017)

Front Row buys charter from BK Racing, leases it to TriStar: Front Row Motorsports completed the purchase of a Charter Member Agreement from BK Racing to give the team three guaranteed entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR transferred ownership of the charter, which was used by BK Racing's #83 team in 2016, on December 6. Front Row Motorsports will lease the newly acquired charter to TriStar Motorsports for the 2017 season as FRM prepares to expand to three chartered cars in 2018. The Bob Jenkins-owned team currently fields two entries with NASCAR charters, the #34 driven by Landon Cassill and the #38 of David Ragan. The organization has steadily grown since its full-time entry into the series in 2009, earning its second win and first playoff berth in 2016. The team will focus on building on those accomplishments with its two existing cars in 2017 as it prepares its infrastructure for expansion in 2018.(Front Row Motorsports)(2-3-2017)

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