Friday, September 02, 2011
Report: UPS To Slash Ragan's Sponsorship
Even though Ragan recorded his first career Sprint Cup Series victory earlier this year in the "Coke Zero 400" at Daytona, UPS has reportedly grown tired of being out-performed by rival FedEx, which backs Denny Hamlin's #11 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing. With just two races remaining until NASCAR sets the field for the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Hamlin is currently 13th in points and holds the final Wildcard slot to the postseason. Ragan ranks 21st in the championship standings.
UPS recently signed a new four-year, $100 million sponsorship deal with 68 college athletic programs. It is expected to renew its "Official Delivery Company of NASCAR" designation for 2012, whether or not it remains with Roush Fenway.