A True David vs. Goliath Story on the Superspeedway
We couldn’t resist sharing our great pride in the Ford Racing accomplishments this weekend. It was one of NASCAR’s longest days on May 5th at Talladega Superspeedway, the 2013 Aaron’s 499. This year it was at truly a David vs. Goliath story Talladega Superspeedway. David Ragan (the literal and metaphorical David in this story) gives Front Row Motorsports their its first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory! He drove his stock Ford Fusion into 1st place within the last lap. This is a huge win for the Front Row Motorsports Racing who is one of the most underfunded teams in NASCAR and was a major underdog in this race. Ford actually swept the top 3 positions including, Ragan’s teammate David Gilliland was also sporting his new 2013 stock Ford Fusion, who took second place. Ragan gave major credit to Gilliland for blocking many opponents and giving him that last push in the final lab that gave him his victory. The expected winner for the 2013 Aaron’s 499 actually took third place in the race, Carl Edwards (Goliath). He was racing a stock Ford Fusion as well but was just out manned. After the race he stated that he tried to block everyone but both Ragan and Gilliland came out of nowhere and were able to get in front of him. Edwards also expressed that Ragan “did everything right and I still thought he was gonna wreck when he was looking in his mirror and he almost hit the apron and he wiggled coming to the line, so I thought we still might get this thing”. Edwards congratulated Ragan on his flawless victory and looks forward to racing him in the future.
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