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David Ragan on the importance of Jack Roush's support, his chances on making the Chase and more.
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Think Burnett flew on an upswing now are we lock for the chase absolutely now we've got. Eight tough weeks in front of us very competitive racing I think that there's three or four guys in front of us that are very very hungry for a win. They're probably going get a win in these next -- races so we've got to be on top of our game. Another win a lot more top fives a lot more top and so we're out we're in a good spot well we kind of control our own destiny. But there's no time to lineup now. What I had Jack's support behind our team. Is very important now without it we can go in and do our jobs and you know from day one. When -- gave me an opportunity that. I probably didn't deserve -- a young kid you know not having a full Nationwide Series or not having a Ford truck series underneath my belt. And now being promoted to the number six car in those seven. And he probably went out on a -- and and he certainly -- there was some good people over the years. I know we've had a lot of heart conversation sometimes after that the bad week in than a lot of great conversation after good weekends but you know Jack crashes at that race shop. A lot he's at the racetrack every week in Minnesota to to have that supporting cast there. Disney gives me some extra confidence in in my ability. And my decision making that that that that's the right thing so I'm definitely a team owner that that's around. Either supportive of the team is very important we we control our own destiny if we have. Several top fives top tens if we win another race snowed in -- we're gonna make the chase there's no if ands or buts about it. But if we struggle if we if we don't win another race it's going to be a dog fight and your dollar I have pay attention because the last game Kasey Kahne. I'm Mark Martin right behind us and points in any gag as a around in front of some point you they they can win these races coming up. I've just as well as we can -- now's the time to fight we've got to go out. And fight every lap oh we can't give away positions. How we we've got to be really aggressive so I keep up with what they're doing. I don't let it affect me about it me on the race weekends but but absolutely when we get back to the -- on Sunday night or Monday Tuesday. We're watching very closely. You know who we have to be in and how much we have been in my. Loudon is a racetrack that statistic wise who were horrible maybe one of our worst tracks. But you know we've had better runs their decisions like a lot of crazy things happen. And I go back to what we we control our own maple we can't go there make mistakes I can't knock defenders off but I can't miss a shift and you know blown engine area kind of tired so we've got to be on our game. Our cars are fast enough this year with a with a -- that we download this week in. It's going to be pretty fast we've just got to work with at the right way. To be there and competition in at the end of the race so there are few tracks that tested system wise do not look good for us. But but the good thing is our race cars are fast and I feel like grown around sometimes you know good momentum. Is very contagious and that seems to discount a role I decide bad momentum is contagious you know sometimes it's hard to shake that off. And I think we've got some good momentum going on so we just got it you know go and not make mistakes. Run good races. He just has been remarks but are short -- program is a lot better. At Roush Fenway than it has been since I've been here in four years we've gotten nicer race cars were taken. This week -- and and then we've taken in four years -- you look at Richmond and Martinsville to flat short tracks. We've got top five and topped and so that's the statistics that I look at and I'll look forward to a good weekend.