CONCORD, N.C. (March 12, 2008) –David Ragan headed to his hometown of Atlanta, Ga. last week and participated in the annual Atlanta Motor Speedway Day at the Georgia State Capitol. This was the sixth year of the event and Ragan’s third consecutive year participating. Ragan met Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and took a tour of the state Senate and House of Representatives. Ragan was joined by ESPN analyst Rusty Wallace and fellow drivers Steven Wallace, Andy Lally, David Stremme and Craftsman Truck Series team owner Billy Ballew. The group met Gov. Perdue and participated in a press conference promoting the weekend’s activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gov. Perdue then took the wheel of a Richard Petty Driving School stock car and escorted the drivers in their showcars around downtown Atlanta. Ragan’s No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion wasn’t on hand for the event, but Ragan joined in with the fans who came to see the festivities and signed some autographs.
“I really love heading home to Atlanta,” said Ragan. “We travel so much in racing that anytime we can spend at home is really valuable. This is my third year participating in this event and it’s great to see how many people come out to see us here at the capitol and at the race track. I kind of wish we raced here more.”
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in NASCAR Sprint Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.