Report: David Ragan looks to renew deal to stay with Front Row Motorsports

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Like baseball announcer and former major league catcher Bob Uecker, David Ragan likes being in the Front Row – Front Row Motorsports, that is.

And according to a report by’s Matt Weaver, Ragan hopes to soon reach agreement on a new contract to remain with the Ford-powered team.

“I haven’t finalized anything with the team yet but we’re working on it,” Ragan told Weaver. “We’ve got to get the sponsors lined up. The owners have to get their budgets sorted and the drivers are usually the last things to come together.

“Hopefully, over the next few weeks, we’ll get that sorted. I would definitely love to be back.”

Up until last week, Ragan – who is in the third and final year of his current contract with FRM – had been rumored to be headed to Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Marcos Ambrose in the No. 9 car. But that coveted ride ultimately went to Sam Hornish Jr.

“I had my contract coming up at the end of the year and we haven’t talked a whole lot about the 2015 season,” Ragan told Popular Speed. “My goal was to get myself in a real good competitive situation and I didn’t have a contract and I showed them (RPM) some interest, but that’s it.”

The 28-year-old Ragan came to Front Row Racing in 2012 after his contract was not renewed by Roush Fenway Racing due to a lack of sponsorship.

Ragan has two career Sprint Cup wins, one with RFR (2011 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona) and for FRM (2013 spring race at Talladega).

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