Teammates David Ragan and David Gilliland will feature Multiple Sclerosis Society decals on their race cars at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Ragan will be driving the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford and Gilliland will be driving the No. 38 Long John Silvers Ford for Front Row Motorsports. The pair stated that with the announcement of a fellow competitor with MS, this symbol means a lot more.
“We’re carrying a decal for the MS Society on our car this week,” stated Ragan. “Our team has a personal connection to multiple sclerosis and we wanted to draw some attention to it and raise awareness about the good work the Society is doing and encourage NASCAR fans to join the movement. And this week it hit even closer to home in our sport hearing about Trevor’s (Bayne) diagnosis. We hope everybody will go to www.nationalMSsociety.org and see how they can help.”
In addition, Ragan hopes that he comes away with a win in the last race of the season. He is making his sixth career start at Homestead.
Gilliland stated, “We just heard that Trevor Bayne has been diagnosed with MS, so we aren’t the only team affected by it. We obviously wish him the best and expect he’ll be on track rubbing fenders with us for a long time. Advances in treatments have come a long way and with more support, there might actually be a cure someday for everyone affected.”
Gilliland will make his eighth career start at Homestead.