#38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team News and Links

Front Row Motorsports
David Ragan
Roush & Yates Engines Parts

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


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David Ragan - ESPN
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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
Watkins Glen - 8/5

Races that Connor Co. is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Chicago - 7/1

Races that Performance Plus is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
New Hampshire - 7/22

Races that A&W is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Pocono - 7/29

Races that A&W is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Michigan - 8/12
Phoenix - 11/11

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

#38 Team / Driver News

Matt Tifft joins Front Row Motorsports: Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Matt Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang. Veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan will return to drive the Nos. 34 and 38 Ford Mustangs and mentor the 22-year-old Tifft in his Cup series rookie season. Tifft finished sixth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this season, earning six top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in his 2018 campaign with Richard Childress Racing, making it to the Round of 8 in the series playoffs. In four XFINITY series seasons, the young driver has nine top-five and 38 top-10 finishes, and two poles.[More](11-27-2018)

EarthWater Racing partners with Ragan for Texas race:The No. 38 EarthWater Ford Fusion will mark the first partnership between the Addison, Texas-based company and Front Row Motorsports.[More](10-31-2018)

Ragan intends to stay at Front Row: David Ragan would like to return to the driver's seat of the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports next season. "I still love racing and have intentions on being back at Front Row Motorsports next year," Ragan said. [More](10-26-2018)

'Fusion,' powered by GD2 Global, joins Ragan at Darlington: Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan will have a new partner joining them for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. 'Fusion,' powered by GD2 Global, will be an associate sponsor on board Ragan's Dale Jarrett-inspired No. 38 CITGARD 700 Ford. GD2 provides innovative technology services and solutions to support event planning and operational delivery at premier sporting events all around the world. [More](8-24-2018)

Front Row Motorsports among bidders for BK Racing: Two more groups have since submitted bids [for BK Racing], which much be approved by NASCAR. According to [Mike Beam of GMS Racing], those groups are Front Row Motorsports and one headed up by former BK Racing owner Ron Devine.[More](8-15-2018)

Trident Seafoods partners with Ragan for two races: Front Row Motorsports will introduce another new partner to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, announcing Trident Seafoods as the primary sponsor of David Ragan's No. 38 Ford for upcoming races at Michigan International Speedway and ISM Raceway (Phoenix, Ariz.). The company's Louis Kemp Crab Delights will be featured on the No. 38 for Sunday's Consumers Energy 400 at the Brooklyn, Mich., track. The Nov. 11 Phoenix race will showcase Trident Seafoods' brand and the Wild Alaska Pollock species.[More](8-7-2018)

Bad Boy Mowers sponsoring Ragan at Watkins Glen: Bad Boy Mowers will celebrate a manufacturing milestone by going racing once again with David Ragan. The zero-turn mower manufacturer will join the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports team Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International after setting a new in-house production record for mowers manufactured.[More](7-31-2018)

A&W returns to the #38 at Pocono: "We'll have A&W on our Ford Fusion at Pocono, promoting National Root Beer Float Day on August 6. If you go to an A&W on August 6, you can get a free root beer float and the chance to donate to Disabled American Veterans. It's a great cause and a good opportunity to enjoy an American classic."[More](7-25-2018)

Performance Plus joins Ragan at Loudon: It's already under the hood of the No. 38 Ford. Now Performance Plus will be on the outside of David Ragan's race car. In a new paint scheme for Ragan's Ford Fusion, Performance Plus will be the team's primary partner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Performance Plus is a premium brand of motor oils and lubricants known for high quality and high performance. Its products run in NASCAR stock cars every race, including Front Row Motorsports' entries. A high-performing car is needed at the 1.058-mile low-banked oval in Loudon, N.H.[More](7-17-2018)

Shriners Hospitals for Children to support Ragan in Daytona: Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenĀ® will join David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports (FRM) this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the primary partner of Ragan and the No. 38 Ford Fusion team. To bring awareness and celebrate, Ragan will host six-year-old Theodore Koulouris, a patient of the Tampa Shriners Hospital, Saturday.[More](7-4-2018)

Connor Co. joins Ragan at Chicago: "We've got a new partner with our 38 team for the Chicago race weekend. Connor Co. is a distributor of heating, cooling, plumbing and industrial products -- a family-owned business that has been around for over 80 years. And they're headquartered nearby in Peoria, Illinois, so this will be a home race for them. They've got a big group coming out to the track for the race, and we're excited to welcome them to the sport and the Front Row family."[More](6-27-2018)

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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