RICHMOND, Va., – Like every other driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, David Ragan is used to signing autographs for fans. But during the race weekend at Richmond International Raceway, the driver of the No. 34 Ford will be collecting signatures for the hood of his race car as a pledge to exercise safety around railways as part of the CSX “Play it Safe” campaign.
On Friday, April 26, NASCAR fans will sign the pledge that will make their signature part of the car that will race in the April 27 event.
Ragan, who partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation last year to educate drivers of the dangers of distracted driving, welcomed the opportunity to be part of another safety message.
“Distracted driving is unfortunately very widespread, and it’s impossible to bring too much attention to this issue, but exercising that same caution around railroad tracks and crossings as drivers and pedestrians is something too many people don’t even think of,” says Ragan. “It can take a tra...