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Ragan among big names looking for rides

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10:06 AM ET 10.08 | David Ragan, despite his Daytona victory in July, is still wondering just what he'll be doing in 2012. Team owner Jack Roush -- who just lost major sponsors Diageo/Crown Royal, Matt Kenseth's current sponsor, and UPS, Ragan's sponsor, and is still looking for major sponsorships to fill that void -- has told Regan he's cleared now to listen to offers from other teams. However the NASCAR market at the moment is filled with several drivers looking for rides -- Brian Vickers, for example -- and with hundreds of crewmen looking for jobs. And a visit to a dozen Sprint Cup haulers here Friday in the NASCAR garage was a downer pretty much all the way around, with too many trucks filled with disgruntled and fearful crewmen, wondering just what's coming next.

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October 8, 2011  10:13 AM ET

Looks like the luck of the draw, if the company that sponsors with a certain team cuts back, that's the name of that tune. I don't think it's a reflection on Roush, it's what's going on in the country.

October 8, 2011  10:29 AM ET

I wish them luck finding sponsors, Money is getting tight,,'''everywhere'''

October 8, 2011  11:24 AM ET

spambots still working though Hello JK and Sly

October 8, 2011  12:07 PM ET

This is another example of the economy not recovering like the govt. says it is. Let's face another fact - I don't think Ragan lived up to the expectations that Roush was thinking when Ragan moved up to Cup. Another example of that is David Gilliland. Remember when he won the N'wide race at Kentucky against all the Cup drivers that was in that race? They put Gilliland on the fast track to Cup. Now he's in a mediocre ride.

October 8, 2011  12:12 PM ET

Jack Roush also talked about cutting down to 2 Nationwide teams, from the 3 this year, ...

in NW #6 Stenhouse Jr., #16 Bayne, and #60 Edwards ...

October 8, 2011  12:28 PM ET
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I wish them luck finding sponsors, Money is getting tight,,'''everywhere'''

Too bad some of these junk spam brokers don't go Tango Uniform ...

October 8, 2011  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wish them luck finding sponsors, Money is getting tight,,'''everywhere'''

of is it the Driver Ragan .... 5 year Full Time in CUP ...
1 WIN Daytona in July this year, in 173 starts, but also 12 top5, 30 top10, 2 poles ....

vs say Bowyer ... 6 years Full Time in CUP ... 4 Wins, in 209 starts, but 30 top5, 90 top10, 2 poles ...

Which would you Sponsor

October 8, 2011  12:46 PM ET

s/b or is it the Driver Ragan ....

October 8, 2011  01:51 PM ET

Ragan, Nova

October 8, 2011  02:49 PM ET

The reason is youth, and he does drive well, as evrybody says give them the right stuff, and they can get the job done,,In most cases. LOL

October 8, 2011  02:54 PM ET
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spambots still working though Hello JK and Sly

Hello GJJ, man long time no hear from you, I hope all is well with you my friend. I see you on FB all the time. Take care

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October 8, 2011  11:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

of is it the Driver Ragan .... 5 year Full Time in CUP ...1 WIN Daytona in July this year, in 173 starts, but also 12 top5, 30 top10, 2 poles ....vs say Bowyer ... 6 years Full Time in CUP ... 4 Wins, in 209 starts, but 30 top5, 90 top10, 2 poles ... Which would you Sponsor

Bowyer has a few good years left and Mikey knows it.

October 9, 2011  09:01 AM ET

No news is good news,

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October 9, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Good Day to All,,,have a great raceday.

October 9, 2011  10:36 AM ET

Sorry to say but this is a good track for Jeff Gordon and J.J. but not good at all for Kyle.

 
October 9, 2011  05:29 PM ET

that was some domination by jimmie today

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