In NASCAR Sprint Cup competition at Daytona International Speedway, drivers and fans alike are always on the lookout for “The Big One,” that massive wreck-fest that takes drivers out of contention during The Great American Race and its preliminary events. At the 2014 edition of NASCAR’s season-opening event, bad weather scored a big one, and major mechanical failure as well as a wreck took its toll on David Ragan and the no. 34 CSX “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion.
After a successful season promoting public safety around railroad tracks with David Ragan in 2013, CSX will again partner with the race-winning driver and the Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 team for the NASCAR 2014 Sprint Cup Series season. The partnership will include primary sponsorship of Ragan’s Ford Fusion for four races—at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 23, Darlington Raceway April 12, Michigan International Speedway Aug. 17, and Richmond International Raceway Sept. 6. Ragan’s car will once again sport CSX’s distinctive blue and gold locomotive colors and “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” graphics.
David Ragan, driving the No. 34 Taco Bell/CSX Play It Safe Ford Fusion, earned a top-25 finish Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International, one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ always-tricky road course races. Aside from the normally uncommon right-hand turns, the day also brought some other challenges, including overheating and dodging wrecks.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan and the CSX Ford Fusion brought the railroad’s “Play It Safe” safety message to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 28. The campaign efforts included an “I Promise To Brake For Trains” decal with fan signatures adorning the hood of the No. 34.
CSX and Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan will take to the famed Brickyard to remind fans to “Play It Safe” around railroad tracks. CSX is the primary sponsor of Ragan’s No. 34 Ford Fusion for the July 28 Samuel Deeds 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the premier events and venues in auto racing.
Handling problems with the Front Row Motorsports no. 34 Ford Fusion may have kept driver David Ragan from running near the front of the 22-car field during the May 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race, but they certainly didn’t keep CSX’s “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” public safety message out of the national spotlight.
David Ragan, driver of the no. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion, will be running his 850-hp racecar with CSX’s “Play It Safe” colors in the Saturday, May 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In a spectacular green-white-checkers finish, David Ragan drove his no. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Farm Rich Ford Fusion to a thrilling victory in the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5.
David Ragan, driving the no. 34 CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion, lined up 20th for the April 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway night race, the hood of his racecar freshly covered in signatures of fans who promised to be safe around railroad tracks—the main message of the Front Row Motorsports team’s partnership with CSX.