Found July 18, 2013 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News:
PLAYERS: David RaganNed Jarrett

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes a weekend off, David Ragan will return to his Georgia short-track roots Friday to compete in the 10th Annual Race for the Shrine at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Ga. The event on the half-mile clay speedway will benefit the Alee Shrine and will include a pre-race autograph session with Ragan.   Ragan will participate in the Street Stocks event in a car provided by a local car owner.  Gates open at 6 p.m. with racing beginning at 8 p.m.    "It's an off weekend but I'm going racing," Ragan said.  "It's kind of a vacation to go back home and see all the family.  Doing events like this is relaxing, it's fun.  You don't have a lot of pressure like we do on the regular Cup weekend.  So, we will be at a racetrack, but it will be a little different.  I hope everybody can come out, enjoy some short-track racing and help the Shriners."     Ragan, who is a Shriner himself, dedicates time every year to causes that help the Shrine and also makes regular visits to Shriners Hospitals for Children to visit patients.    Oglethorpe Speedway Park is a historic facility near Savannah, Ga., that has hosted the likes of Lee Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett and Fireball Roberts.  Grandstand tickets for Friday's race are $12 for adults and $10 for military and seniors.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.  Visit for more information.Keep up to date on Ragan's racing activities at or on Twitter at @dRagan_updates.    David Ragan PR

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