David Ragan will have a familiar brand on his No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang as he attempts to secure a victory in the 2022 Daytona 500 as Select Blinds will serve as the primary sponsor for the effort.
Rick Ware Racing made the official announcement of Select Blinds as the primary sponsor of the No. 15 machine on Tuesday.
“We are happy to have Select Blinds on board David Ragan’s No. 15 Ford Mustang for The Daytona 500,” team owner Rick Ware said in a release. “Select Blinds has been a great partner with Ragan over the years, and we were fortunate to have them on the car in 2020 for The Daytona 500, when he finished 4th. I’m looking forward to another great race with Select Blinds and David Ragan!”
Select Blinds, which is based in Arizona, first partnered with David Ragan in 2019 for four races when Ragan drove for Front Row Motorsports.
The sponsorship partnership was forged after Ragan struck a friendship with Rick Steele, Executive Chairman of Select Blinds through working with another sponsorship partner, Shriners Hospital for Children.
“The Daytona 500 is a special race, and Select Blinds is a perfect partner to have on our No. 15 Ford Mustang,” Ragan said. “Our relationship started back in 2019 when Rick Steele purchased the Shriners Hospitals for Children NASCAR Mustang charity car at Barrett Jackson. This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Select Blinds colors will be on board while we chase the checkered flag for The Great American Race! Let’s go!”
The 2022 Daytona 500 will mark the fourth-consecutive Daytona 500 that Select Blinds has sponsored Ragan. Steele is ready to chase another solid finish at Daytona with Ragan in a couple of weeks.
“We are so excited to be sponsoring David for the fourth straight year in the Daytona 500,” said Steele. “David’s fourth place finish in the Daytona 500 in 2020 was a testament of the team’s dedication to putting together a race winning car. Here we go again!”
Ragan, 36, has two wins in 472-career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series. Ragan retired from full-time competition following the 2019 season, but drove in the Daytona 500 in 2020 and 2021.
Ragan announced a move to Rick Ware Racing for multiple races for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season on January 12th.