FRM trio of McDowell, Ragan and Tifft looking forward to Richmond

The trio of David Ragan, Matt Tifft and Michael McDowell are looking forward to running their Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustangs at Richmond Raceway this weekend.

Ran enters this event with 24 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and a best finish of third. The Georgia native lists this as one of his favorite tracks on the schedule.

“I’m excited to get on track this weekend. Richmond is one of my favorite places we race at. Passing will be a challenge, but hopefully we will have some good speed in our No. 38 MDS/ODB Ford. I’m glad to have our partners at ODB on the car this weekend and we will definitely give it everything we have to show them a great finish.”

This will be Tifft’s MENCS  debut at Richmond. He had made five Xfinity Starts and pointed to some similarities between Richmond and another track the MENCS has already visited this year.

“Richmond is a cool track to race at. The banking is similar to ISM Raceway and since we had such a good run there a few weeks ago, I’m looking forward to seeing what our No. 36 Ford can do. We’ve got The Pete Store on our car this weekend and it’s great to have them as a continued partner with FRM.”

McDowell has made 16 starts at the 0.75-mile track with a best finish of 12th and spoke about the changing track under the lights as well as the importance of maintaining ones tires.

“I’m ready to regroup at Richmond. The track is usually pretty fast after the sun goes down, but it’s also a track that requires good tire management. We will need to be smart and execute well throughout the whole weekend. We know we can do that and have a solid run.”

Qualifying is scheduled for 5:40 pm ET on Friday airing on FS1 and MRN. The Toyota Owners 400 will be held Saturday with FOX and MRN having coverage at 7:30 pm ET.