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Front Row Motorsports is a team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The team began running part-time in 2004 as Means-Jenkins Motorsports under a partnership with Jimmy Means and restaurant entrepreneur Bob Jenkins, with Jenkins becoming the full team owner in 2005. For the 2012 season, Front Row Motorsports will field the no. 34 Maximum Human Performance Ford Fusion for David Ragan, the no. 38 ModSpace Ford for David Gilliland and the no. 26 for Josh Wise. read more
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09/2017

1000bulbs.com partners with Front Row Motorsports 9/6/20170 Comments  ​Ragan on Richmond"I love the night race at Richmond. I've always preferred racing on Saturday night there, but at the same time I like mixing things up. And what’s good for one weekend might not be good for every weekend. So, I like the idea of having a Sunday race in the spring and a Saturday night race in the fall. I know we’re going back to two Saturday night races in 2018, but I’m a fan of mixing it up. I think that every race track on the schedule, if they have two races, they should have a different style weekend for one of those two."Richmond's always been a pretty good track for me. Our Camping World/Good Sam team had a top-20 in the spring race this year, and I think we can have another good race. We're looking forward to it."9/5/20170 Comments  STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2017) – Front Row Motorsports will bring another new partner to the race track this season, with 1000Bulbs.com joining David Ragan’s No. 38 team as primary sponsor for the Nov. 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.​The Internet-based lighting retailer offers light bulbs, commercial fixtures, Christmas lights, lighting controls and other lighting products. Founded in 1996, 1000Bulbs.com has grown from two to 250 employees and today sells nearly a half million dollars a day in light bulbs and fixtures, with founder Kim Pedersen earning the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award along the way. The partnership announcement – 1000Bulbs.com’s first in NASCAR – comes on the heels of the launch of the company’s first television ad campaign. Both are big steps in the retailer’s marketing efforts as the Garland, Texas-based business continues to grow. “We understand what it’s like to start small and grow a business from the ground up, so we can relate to Front Row Motorsports and how they’ve grown year to year in the sport of NASCAR,” Pedersen said. “We’re getting a lot of new exposure with our new ad, and we’re looking forward to getting our name in front of race fans, too.”“This is a perfect opportunity for 1000Bulbs.com to get their name in front of a new audience and drive some traffic to their website,” Ragan said. “Everybody uses lighting, and NASCAR fans are always very supportive of our partners. If fans check out 1000Bulbs.com and talk with the good customer service folks, I’m sure they’ll keep going back.” The Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway will air live on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET. About Front Row MotorsportsFront Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team’s partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Camping World, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports. About 1000Bulbs.com1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. ###Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com9/5/20170 Comments  ​No. 38 Camping World/Good Sam FordStarted: 26th | Finished: 25th"Our Camping World/Good Sam Ford was really strong the first hundred laps. But then we got off on adjustments a little bit. And after I spun on a restart, we kind of got in a hole and then cut a tire. But, we had a really good car. I'm proud of our team for bringing a good car to this track. But, in order to finish in the top 15, you really have to have a clean night. We had a couple mistakes and unscheduled pit stops. To get out of here without a torn-up race car is good, but it could've been a lot better."8/30/20170 Comments 8/21/20170 Comments  No. 38 Juice Battery FordStarted: 19th | Finished: 17th"That’s a solid day for the Front Row Motorsports team. I feel like we had a little better car for the first half of the race and we made great adjustments, but I don’t know if the VHT wore off or the track cooled off, but we lost a little bit of the handle over the last 150 laps. We wanted a little better, but it was a great race. We ran in the top 20 all night and we’re happy with that for our Juice Battery team."8/16/20170 Comments  ​Ragan on Bristol"Bristol is one of my favorite short tracks. It's our team owner, Bob Jenkins', home track, so it's a significant race for us. And we've had success there over the years. I've run well there with the Front Row team, and it's been one of the more consistent tracks where we can run in the top 15 or top 20. So, I look forward to going to Bristol with our Juice Battery team."The night race can get wild. The spring race just seems to be a little calmer, and I don't know if that's just an illusion because it's a day race. But there's something about racing at a short track under the lights with a lot of people in attendance -- it's exciting. And drivers know that we're winding down the regular season, and it may be one of their last opportunities to get a win, or even to get a top-five or top-10. So, I think we're all a little more aggressive and a little more hyped up about racing on Saturday night."Meet DavidThursday, Aug. 17, 5-6pm - Food City Race Night (Downtown Bristol)8/14/20170 Comments 8/9/20170 Comments 8/7/20170 Comments  ​No. 38 Overton's FordStarted: 31st | Finished: 27th"I felt like we had a decent Overton's Ford today. We were able to stay on the lead lap and make our car handle a little better during the race. But we were about a half a lap short on fuel. I saved just a little bit, but we should've saved a little bit more. So, we had a pretty good run with a bit of a disappointing ending. I ran out of fuel at the worst time -- taking the white flag."8/2/20170 Comments  ​Ragan on Watkins Glen"There are a lot of differences in the two road courses we go to. They drive a little differently, you have to attack them a little differently. Watkins Glen is very, very fast with hard, sharp corners, where Sonoma is a little slower with a little more gradual corners and elevation changes. Watkins Glen’s got a fresh new layer of asphalt from a few years ago when they repaved the place. It’s got a lot of grip, and you really feel the speed there. Sonoma’s a little more worn out, and you have to be a little softer on the throttle and really take care of your tires. "I think the Glen will be one of these tracks where you put tires on only when you need fuel in the race car. So, the strategy will be a little different, but it’ll be another road course where a lot of things can happen. Typically, you have four or five guys that are really fast that you know you have to outrun."Meet DavidSunday, August 6, 10:15am - Ford Performance display (Watkins Glen Infield Fan Zone)

Deal
03/2017

Juice Batteries signs deal with Front Row Motorsports 3/10/20170 Comments  STATESVILLE, N.C. (March 10, 2017) – Front Row Motorsports has another new partner on David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. JUICE® Battery (www.juicebattery.com), a new consumer household battery brand, will be a primary partner for three races with Ragan’s team, beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. JUICE, a Florida-based consumer battery technology company, is making its NASCAR national series debut with Front Row Motorsports to coincide with a March launch of its new game-changing batteries. Ragan and the No. 38 team will promote the company’s new batteries at two additional races – at Bristol Motor Speedway in August and Talladega Superspeedway in October. “JUICE is launching new batteries built for today’s generation of high-demand devices this week in Las Vegas and NASCAR fans are the ideal high-octane audience to introduce them to,” said Brent Meikle, founder of JUICE Battery.  “Front Row Motorsports is a challenger brand just like us and we are going to work well together,” Meikle added. “They have a history of making headlines and getting attention for their partners, so we’re excited to be part of the team. Our official launch has begun and we hope to expand our partnership with Bob Jenkins and Front Row Motorsports as more consumers and retailers ‘Get Juiced’ throughout 2017.”A 10-year veteran of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Ragan knows that NASCAR fans are an ideal target audience, typically offering enthusiastic support for team partners. “NASCAR fans are very loyal, and they will go out of their way to support team sponsors,” Ragan said. “Our fans use a lot of battery-powered devices as they follow our sport whether they’re at the track, at home or on the go, so we’re eager to help get the word out about JUICE’s technology.” To learn more about JUICE, visit juicebattery.com. Schwarze Industries Joins 38 Team as Associate Sponsor Also this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Schwarze Industries will appear on the rear quarter panels of the No. 38 Ford for the first of five races. The Alabama-based company makes parking lot and street sweepers and has been a partner of David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports for multiple years. Learn more at schwarze.com.  About Front Row MotorsportsFront Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team’s partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.  About JUICE®JUICE® is a new consumer battery brand that is officially launching March 2017 to coincide with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas, Nevada March 12, 2017.  The Brand features new Hybrid Rechargeable battery technology combining the convenience of yesterday’s alkaline batteries with the power of today’s rechargeable mobile batteries.  They are ready to use right out of the pack and retain their charge during storage similar to an alkaline battery. Yet they last up to four times longer than an ordinary alkaline battery in today’s high drain devices and they retain higher discharge voltages for optimum device performance. They can also be charged and replayed up to 1500 times in as little as 40-minutes at any USB power source just like a smartphone.  For more information about JUICE and its “game changing” battery technology please visit www.juicebattery.com.  ###Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com3/6/20170 Comments  David RaganNo. 38 Camping World FordStarted: 34th | Finished: 23rd"I am really proud of the team. We made great adjustments to start the race. We weren’t expecting it to cool off and finish under the lights and I think I got a few adjustments behind. The first half of the race we were a top-20 car and just got off a little bit. That is a great race for our first downforce track back in the 38. We will learn some because the track changed a lot. I feel like our Camping World Ford was pretty good throughout the day but not as good as I needed it to be at the end.” 3/1/20170 Comments  Ragan on Atlanta"The racing is always great at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and I've been competing here since I was 11, 12 years old. Atlanta's got perfect track conditions. It's worn out so that Goodyear can bring an aggressive tire so you can go really, really fast the first eight, 10, 12 laps of a fuel run. But then the last 10, 12, 15 laps, your tires are very worn out, you're slipping and sliding around, and that makes for good passing and multiple grooves."I understand they need to repave after a while, but I think the technology they have now will allow the track to get back to the way it was in just a couple years. I think the race is going to be great for the final time on this surface. It's going to be fun. And we'll have Camping World back on our Ford Fusion for the second straight race. They're a great new partner, jumping in with both feet, and we're happy to have them on our No. 38 at my home track."Meet DavidSunday, March 5, 11:10am - Folds of Honor QuikTrip Fan Stage2/27/20170 Comments  David RaganNo. 38 Camping World FordStarted: 20th | Finished: 25th"I felt like our Camping World Ford was really fast and drove really good. We had really good strategy that kept us up front. I thought that the race was pretty calm the first 60, 70 laps. In our contact with the 17, the bottom lane stalled a little bit and he had a really good run. He was coming hard and touched me. I got a little loose and tried to chase it, and he just couldn’t get off me and ran out of room. It was unfortunate to be in that spot, but we got lucky that we didn’t get damaged any more than we did."2/21/20170 Comments  ​Ragan on Daytona"We brought some nice race cars to Daytona, a place where we've had some good success as a team. And we've got a brand new sponsor in Camping World on our Ford Fusion. They're a pretty big and well-known company, and I'm a customer there myself, so we're really excited to have them on board with us this year."Daytona's been a good track for me, so I'm looking forward to the 500. I think we can be right there with other contenders. It's a long race. And it's a long week, with qualifying on Sunday, the Duels on Thursday, there's a lot of opportunity to make your car better. But there's also a lot of opportunities to have an accident and have to pull out the back-up car. But I think we're prepared, and we're ready. Daytona is a tone-setter. If you can do well at Daytona, it starts your year off right and makes getting ready for those next three or four races a lot easier."Meet DavidSunday, Feb. 26, 10:30am - Ford Performance display (Daytona International Speedway Fan Zone)2/20/20171 Comment  ​STATESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2017) – Front Row Motorsports’ partnership base continues to grow with two additional companies joining the team for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Camping World will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan’s No. 38 Ford for nine races, including the season-opening Daytona 500. Jacob Companies, a design and construction firm, will be a primary partner for six races on the No. 38 Ford. Camping World, a national retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services, as well as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Truck Series, is partnering with Front Row Motorsports for the first time. “We’ve had a lot of success with our NASCAR marketing program, and we’re excited about getting more involved with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam and star of CNBC’s The Profit. “David Ragan is a great driver and a wonderful spokesman for his partners. He’s got a couple superspeedway wins already, so we know we could see our Camping World Ford in Victory Lane next Sunday for everyone’s enjoyment.”  Jacob Companies also joins the team with an existing motorsports background, having sponsored events and teams in various racing series in recent years. The full-service general contractor offers design, development, construction, technology and management services, specializing in high-rise structures, universities, hotels, automotive dealerships, athletic facilities and parking structures. The 2017 season will mark the company’s first partnership with Front Row Motorsports. The Jacob Companies scheme will be on the No. 38 Ford for six races, including the March 19 race at Phoenix International Raceway. “Front Row Motorsports offers a great marketing platform for businesses like Jacob Companies,” said the company’s president, Don Perry. “We respect how Bob Jenkins runs his team and how it has grown in success over the years. We also know David Ragan is a great ambassador for his partners and we look forward to having him represent us both on and off the track.”  Front Row Motorsports announced last month that Love’s Travel Stops will once again partner with the No. 34 team and driver Landon Cassill for 18 races. The team plans to announce additional multi-race partnerships soon and expects to have more race inventory sold entering the 2017 season than it has in any previous year of competition. Bob Jenkins’ team is coming off a milestone 2016 season, gaining extra attention for the organization and its partners with driver Chris Buescher earning the team’s second win and its first playoff berth. Buescher finished 16th in the championship standings, a high-water mark for the Statesville, N.C.-based team, which has competed full-time in NASCAR’s premier series since 2009. “I’m really proud that companies are seeing the value in working with us,” Jenkins said. “We have some great partners who’ve been with us for four or five years in a row now, who are clearly seeing success with their programs. And we’ve got new companies like Camping World and Jacob Companies coming on board for multiple-race partnerships, too. “We’re still a growing team, but we’ve got a lot of successes to brag about, both on and off the track. I’m glad companies are seeing that and wanting to partner with us.” The team has multiple races for which it still seeks partners. “While we’ve had a really successful off-season with marketing partnerships, we still have races open in good markets,” Jenkins added. “We’d love to start conversations with even more potential partners.” The team will be on track at Daytona International Speedway when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gets under way with the qualifying Duels on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26. To learn more about partnership marketing opportunities with Front Row Motorsports, visit teamfrm.com.About Front Row MotorsportsFront Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team’s partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports. About Camping World & Good SamFor over 50 years, Camping World has offered specialized products, expert advice and great service to recreational vehicle owners and campers across North America. From our founding in 1966, we have grown from a single store in Bowling Green, KY to the nation's number one retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services, with over 120 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center and an award-winning website. Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Over the last half century, Camping World and Good Sam have become the premier one-stop-shopping location for everything RVers need to enjoy living and traveling in their RVs, as well as a vital source of products and services to help RV owners maintain and protect their investment. Along with over 10,000 RV parts and accessories, we also offer a full selection of new and used RVs for sale; RV and tow vehicle service and maintenance; collision centers; RV Spa detail and refurbishment centers; technical advice from knowledgeable experts, and hard-to-find parts. About Jacob CompaniesJacob, the Official Construction Company of NASCAR, is a woman-owned, multifaceted construction firm with a focus on construction management, design build, structural concrete, architectural & structural precast erection and technology. As a full-service organization, Jacob can provide our clients with a wide range of design and technical support services for architecture, engineering, technology, land planning and development. Jacob is nationally certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Precast Concrete Institute. Jacob is dedicated to serving and supporting its clients and the communities in which it operates by providing superior customer service, innovative solutions and a collaborative approach while generously supporting local and national organizations through sponsorships, donations and in-kind commitments. For more information on Jacob, please visit www.JacobCompanies.com.  ###Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com12/19/20161 Comment ​STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2016) – Front Row Motorsports will have two familiar faces behind the wheels of its racecars in 2017. Landon Cassill will return to the team and drive the No. 34 Ford after an impressive first season with the team in 2016. David Ragan, who drove for the Statesville-based organization from 2012 to 2015 and earned its first win, will rejoin the team to drive the No. 38 Ford. The team will continue its technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing and its engine program with Roush Yates Engines. The 27-year-old Cassill earned seven top-20 finishes in his first season with Front Row. One of the series’ steadiest and most reliable competitors, he completed 98 percent of the laps run and was the only premier series driver in 2016 to finish the season with just a single DNF (Did Not Finish). The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native will enter his eighth year competing in NASCAR’s premier series. Ragan is a 10-year veteran of the series who made history for Front Row Motorsports in 2013 when he charged through the front of the field on the final lap to win at Talladega Superspeedway, sending owner Bob Jenkins and his team to Victory Lane for the first time. The 30-year-old Unadilla, Ga., native owns two premier series wins, 15 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes, and two poles. “These are two hard-working guys, both in the car and away from the car working with our partners,” Jenkins said. “We went out and got Landon last season because we knew he was talented and we wanted him in our racecar, and now we’re really happy he will be back another year. “And we’re really excited to have David back. He’s a big part of Front Row’s history, bringing us our first win. He’s got a lot of experience in his career – things that you can’t teach – that will be big assets to us and our partners.” Despite a combined 17 years of experience, 2017 will be the first time Ragan and Cassill will be teammates. “I’m really looking forward to working with David,” Cassill said. “I’ve raced alongside him for years and respect him as a competitor. He has a ton of experience with different teams and manufacturers that will make him a great teammate. I’m really proud of what our team accomplished in 2016 in our first year together, and I’m really excited to go and build on that.” “It’s a nice homecoming, coming back to Front Row Motorsports,” Ragan said. “I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Bob Jenkins, how he put together his team and grew it the right way over the years. We’ve celebrated some pretty big highlights together, and now we need to go make more. “Landon was a great addition to the team last year,” Ragan said of his new teammate. “He’s a smart driver with a lot of good experience, and I’m looking forward to working with him.” The team’s 2017 partnerships will be announced soon. Get more information about Front Row Motorsports and follow updates about the team at teamfrm.com, on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.  About Front Row Motorsports:Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in NASCAR's premier series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team’s partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.  ###Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com11/21/20160 Comments  Landon CassillNo. 38 Florida Lottery FordStarted: 32ndFinished: 21st2016 Points Finish: 29th "I thought our Florida Lottery Ford was good on long runs, but it kind of struggled on short runs. It cost us some track position. Some attrition helped us pick up some spots at the end. We would've loved to have had a top-20 to finish out the season. We came close. We will look forward to working on our cars over the winter and making them better for next year." Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com11/16/20160 Comments  Landon Cassill • No. 38 Florida Lottery Ford NSCS Homestead Starts: 6Best Homestead Finish: 27th"It will be great to have Florida Lottery back on our car. They're a cool partner that jumps into their NASCAR program with both feet, doing a lot of cool stuff on the midway and engaging with fans. It's always a fun weekend when they're on board."I feel like everybody enjoys racing at Homestead lately. It’s fun to run up high at that place, and racing other cars is fun, too. You can shortcut the corner and run the very bottom and come up in front of someone, and then he can cross you over and pass you back on the very same straightaway."They’re completely different ends – 1 and 2, and 3 and 4 – the way the track acts. I feel like I enjoy racing through 1 and 2 more than 3 and 4. It’s just a fun track, and everybody always seems to have good energy when we go there. It’s kind of like the last day of school. Everybody’s excited for the off-season and to be back home for a few weeks." ###Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com 11/14/20160 Comments  Landon CassillNo. 38 MDS Transport FordStarted: 28thFinished: 20th"I was really proud of the car that we had today. I was really happy with the team's effort. They worked their tails off this weekend. I really felt after Happy Hour yesterday that I had one of the best cars I've ever had here. It was cool. It was nice that, even though we had to start last, we were able to drive up through the field like that."  Contact:Shari SpiewakFront Row Motorsportsoffice: 704-873-6445 x215cell: 704-200-1779sspiewak@frontrowmotorsports.com

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