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Ragan would consider XFINITY or Truck ride for next season: #55-David Ragan said there are no regrets about leaving Front Row (where he won at Talladega Superspeedway in May 2013) because he wasn't guaranteed sponsorship for a full season. "If it had been a full-time deal, then I would have signed up for that at the beginning of the year," he said. "I wouldn't have left. But at the time, I didn't know, and it allowed me to do something different." Ragan would like to remain in the Sprint Cup Series but said he would consider a competitive ride in the Xfinity or Camping World Truck series. "Where I'm at in my career, it's more about being competitive than just making a paycheck or being a Sprint Cup driver," said Ragan, who has two Cup wins and has driven full time in the series since 2007. "I don't want to be in a position where I'm 35th in qualifying, and you finish 30th every week. That's no fun. It's a way to make a living and stay involved, and it's better than the alternative of nothing, but I don't want to be in that position. "So I'll try really hard to try to find something competitive in one of the top three series where I feel like I can go out and win some races and race for a championship."(NBC Sports )(8-26-2015)

Jeb Burton's throwback to honor father Ward at Darlington: When Jeb Burton decided to join the wave of throwback paint schemes for Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway, he didn't have far to look for inspiration. Burton's BK Racing entry for the 66th running of the Bojangles' Southern 500 will pay tribute to the career of his father, Ward Burton, a two-time winner at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway. "I saw all the throwback stuff and Estes has the same colors as Dad had, so I just thought about the idea and I got the PR team to come up with a design," Jeb Burton said. "I saw it and I thought it'd be a cool idea so we went on with it." Ward Burton caught his first glimpse of the car's vintage look ahead of last weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The resemblance -- both in colors and its similarly styled numbers -- is uncanny. "It's really cool," the 53-year-old Burton said. "We had a lot of success at Darlington, but more importantly I really appreciate Jeb thinking about me." Ward Burton flew the Caterpillar flag for his most prominent wins in NASCAR's premier series, foremost among them the 2002 Daytona 500. The yellow-and-black look was also front and center for Burton and crew chief Tommy Baldwin Jr. when the Davis-owned team found a sweet spot

at Darlington, yielding two victories at the 1.366-mile track, including the 2001 Southern 500.( ), see an image of the car on the #23 team paint schemes page .(8-26-2015)

Darlington throwback scheme for Hillman Racing: While other sponsors are bringing back their "old school" logos and designs for the Bojangles' Southern 500, Snap Fitness is paying homage to an iconic car: Sterling Marlin's 2001 "God Bless America" paint scheme. Marlin's paint scheme ran for the first time in the 2001 Protection One 400, which took place a few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The paint scheme for the most part stays true to the original car run by Marlin with two patriotic phrases around the car: "Proud to be an American" on the back quarter panels and "God Bless America" on the back rear. Snap Fitness added to the design with "9/11 Never Forget" on top of the trunk, complete with a skyline showcasing the Twin Towers. This isn't the first time Snap Fitness has showed its patriotism. All summer long, America's Fitness Brand has run a campaign to benefit Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships to families of fallen soldiers.(Hillman Racing ), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page .(8-26-2015)

Hornish to drive throwback Winn-Dixie car: Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Winn-Dixie will serve as the primary sponsor for Sam Hornish Jr. and the #9 Ford team at the Darlington Raceway The Tradition Returns weekend in September. The Southeastern-based grocery store has a long history in NASCAR, serving as a primary and associate sponsor within the top NASCAR series. At The Tradition Returns weekend, Hornish will sport a retro black, gold and red Winn-Dixie paint scheme, like the car previously driven by former NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Winn-Dixie's NASCAR heritage began in 1980 with their debut in the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway with Lake Speed behind the wheel. NASCAR fans mostly recognize Winn-Dixie as Martin's primary sponsor for nine years in the XFINITY Series, in which Martin set the standard. Martin visited Victory Lane 39 times and accumulated 77 Top-Five and 94 Top-10 finishes in 128 races with Winn-Dixie as a sponsor. At Darlington alone, Martin won eight times and picked up 14 Top-Five and 18 Top-10 finishes during the sponsorship. This September, Winn-Dixie takes their involvement one step further by partnering with RPM, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time Champion, Richard Petty.(Richard Petty Motorsports ), see an image of the car on the #9 team paint schemes page .(8-26-2015)

Most Mentioned Sprint Cup Series Drivers: According to data compiled by Joyce Julius, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, & Jimmie Johnson have received the most driver mentions during NASCAR telecasts though the Watkins Glen race this year. The rankings:

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