LOUDON, NH – David Ragan started the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 26th and was able to ride out the fuel mileage race to the end to finish 14th. The finish is Ragan’s best finish at the 1.058-mile track and boosted Ragan up to 13th in the Championship point standings.
After a restart on lap 280. Blickensderfer told Ragan to save some fuel, knowing very well it could come down to a fuel mileage gamble and that’s exactly how it played out. Ragan conserved and didn’t have to pit in the final laps. Some competitors ran out of fuel, while many were also able to make it to the end for a top 15 finish.
"I think we had a top 10 to top 15 UPS Ford here today,” said Ragan. “Track position and strategy meant so much and Drew did a nice job of playing that game all day. We were kind of hoping for fewer cautions there near the end, and we were saving fuel. Some of our counterparts were able to make it but we wouldn't have, so we saved a little gas at the end."
"To get a top 15 at one of our worst tracks is good for our team. I can't wait to get to Pocono, Michigan and Bristol, we've got a good season going and I can't wait to get to some of these tracks where we know we run well at," the Unadilla native added.