David Ragan will pilot the No. 34 U.S. Shredder Ford in this Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which will serve as the series’ home for the next two weekends.
Ragan is glad to be racing at Charlotte once again, a track where he has posted three career top-10 finishes, including a victory in last season’s Sprint All-Star Showdown and an 8th place effort in last year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. He commented, “Charlotte has been a good track for me throughout my career. I had a strong showing here last season in both the All-Star Race and the 600. We are still working to take our intermediate program at Front Row up to the next level, but Charlotte is a track where Fords and Roush Yates Engines have been strong.”
The race will mark U.S. Shredder’s first foray into NASCAR. The company, which headquarters its sales team in Trussville, Alabama noticed Ragan’s strong run two weeks ago at Talladega and decided to come on-board. “We saw David and Front Row Motorsports running well, and we saw there was space available on David’s car, so we decided to contact Front Row Motorsports and see if we could work something out,” said President, Bill Tigner.
U.S. Shredder is one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and parts to the Scrap Industry. The company supplies equipment, parts, castings, wear parts and service to essentially any aspect of the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry throughout the world. The industry is a $180 billion dollar per year industry and directly employs over 137,000 workers. The company is a member of the ISRI, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, which U.S. Shredder has invited to share space on the hood of the No. 34 car.
Fans looking for a reference point on just how big the scrap recycling industry is should note that each day in the United States, enough steel is recycled to build the Eifel Tower 25 times over. The company believes strongly in giving back to the community. Each October, it promotes the “Castings for a Cure” program, donating a portion of all casting sales to the cause of breast cancer research and awareness.
Fans headed to the track this weekend can stop by the Ford display Friday, May 18th at 3:30 p.m., where Ragan will be making an appearance for a Q&A Session.
Crew Chief Jay Guy is enthusiastic about his team’s recent success. He said, “Our finish at Darlington may not look ultra-impressive in any box score, but the way our team rallied back from an early issue shows the strength of this No. 34 team. David has had some success at Charlotte, winning the Showdown last year, finishing 8th in the All-Star Race and 2nd in the Coke 600. It’s great to be back home racing the No. 34 U.S. Shredder Ford.