CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2006) - Roush Racing today announced that
David Ragan will be the full-time driver of the team's flagship No.
6 AAA Ford Fusion in 2007. The No. 6 has been the foundation of the
Roush Racing stable, dating back to Jack Roush's beginning into
NASCAR's premier series in 1988.
"We are very pleased to have David Ragan going into the No. 6 AAA
Ford Fusion next season," said Jack Roush. "David is a driver with
outstanding talent and as a result of his actions he is the young
man I selected to fill the seat. The No. 6 is obviously a special
car to me personally and this organization and we are confident in
David's ability to step up and get the job done."
Ragan currently shares the No. 6 Scotts Ford F-150 with Mark Martin
and also pilots the No. 50 Roush Racing Ford F-150. Ragan started
his first career Nextel Cup race at Dover three weeks ago. He is set
to make four more starts in the Nextel Cup Series in 2006 and will
make his first start in the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion in next season's
famed Daytona 500.
"This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to racing on
behalf of AAA's millions of loyal members in 2007. Obviously, I've
got big shoes to fill and quite a legacy to follow, but I look
forward to the challenge and the next chapter of the No. 6 race
team," said Ragan.
"AAA has great confidence in Jack Roush and his entire organization,
including their selection of David Ragan as the promising new driver
of the No. 6 AAA car," said Kristin Warfield, director AAA
We look forward to cheering David on as he competes in NASCAR NEXTEL
Cup racing for the first time, and to introducing him to our members
and other race fans at tracks and special appearances throughout the
Ragan has one pole and six top-10 finishes in 15 starts in the
Craftsman Truck Series in 2006. He will make his next Cup start at
Martinsville Speedway on October 22nd.
As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization,
AAA provides its more than 49 million members with travel,
insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its
founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully-tax-paying AAA has been
a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.
AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at www.AAA.com.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush
Enterprises which operates 14 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR
Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray,
Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, six in the Busch Series with Martin,
Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, Todd Kluever and Danny O'Quinn, Jr., and
three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Martin, David Ragan, Michel
Jourdain, Jr. and Erik Darnell.