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Randy Hill Racing Secures Starting Berth At Texas Motor Speedway


Stock Car Racing Topics:  David Ragan, O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

Randy Hill Racing Secures Starting Berth At Texas Motor Speedway

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
Randy Hill Racing
November 4, 2011


David Ragan David Ragan
FORT WORTH, Texas (November 4, 2011) - - Randy Hill Racing (RHR), a brand new NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team owned by Texas entrepreneur Randy Hill will make its inaugural stock car debut tomorrow afternoon for the running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).

25-year old NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) veteran David Ragan maneuvered the No. 08 Texas Tech University Ford Mustang around the 1.5-mile to a time of 29.793 seconds at 181.251 miles per hour landing the “Zer08” organization in the 24th position.

Earlier in the day under the guidance of crew chief Jeff Spraker, Ragan posted the 22nd and 18th fastest laps respectively in the two practice sessions leading up to time trials.

“We were free in qualifying, but I think we will be good in the race,” offered Ragan, who qualified second for Sunday’s AAA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series contest at TMS. “I’ve talked it over with Jeff (Spraker) and we’ll see how the race unfolds but we have a strong game plan of what we want to do to our No. 08 Texas Tech University Ford Mustang if it isn’t driving to our liking. Hopefully we can have a good day for Randy Hill Racing and all of their supporters.”

For car owner Hill, the opportunity to compete in his backyard is truly a blessing and something he’s dreamed about for the last two years.

“I can’t even begin to describe the emotions,” Hill said. “David (Ragan), Jeff (Spraker) and the whole Randy Hill Racing team had a mission today and I feel that we exceeded it tenfold. This is still a very new team and we have a lot to learn but to have the feedback and experience of David (Ragan) will only make us more potent moving forward. I’m looking forward to the race tomorrow and hopefully bring home a competitive top-15 finish.”

For his hometown race, Hill will sport the Texas Tech University colors on the team’s No. 08 entry. RHR will encourage football and NASCAR fans to unite and cheer on Texas Tech in their bid to defeat Texas in the highly anticipated showdown Saturday night.

Ragan, a native of Unadilla, Georgia will make his first start in the NNS series since competing at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway in 2009. He has two prior victories occurring at Talladega ( Ala. ) Superspeedway and Bristol ( Tenn. ) Motor Speedway also in 2009.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (200 laps / 300 miles) is the 32nd of 34 events on the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. The field will take the green flag at 11:55 am on Saturday, November 5th with live coverage on ESPN2, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite, Channel 90). Pre-race coverage of the contest lifts off at 11 am on ESPN2.

For more on Randy Hill Racing, please visit randyhillracing.com.

Join the team on Facebook by clicking here (Randy Hill Racing).

Tweet with us through Twitter at @RandyHillRacing.

PHOTO CAPTION 1: David Ragan, driver of the No. 08 Texas Tech University Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Randy Hill Racing (RHR).

PHOTO CAPTION 2: The No. 08 Texas Tech University Ford Mustang driven by David Ragan in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Randy Hill Racing (RHR).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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