UPS has announced that they will move from Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car and driver David Ragan to the team’s No. 99 car, driven by Carl Edwards for 2012. UPS will be an associate sponsor on Edwards’ car, and will serve as the primary sponsor for the Sprint Cup Series second race at Kentucky Speedway.
UPS has spent the last three seasons with Ragan. During their three year tenure, Ragan and UPS found victory lane only one time — this year’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. With UPS aboard, Ragan has only accumulated four Top 5′s, 13 Top 10′s, and a best finish of 24th in the championship standings, which came last season.
With the announcement, Ragan is left without a sponsor for 2012. Without a sponsor, Ragan’s seat at RFR could be in jeopardy. It has been rumored that Ragan was given permission by RFR to seek other options for 2012. He has been linked to TRG Motorsports’ No. 71 team.
Ragan isn’t the only RFR driver who doesn’t have a sponsor lined up for the 2012 season. Former Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth who currently sits second in points is also without a sponsor.
UPS has been a primary sponsor in the Cup series since 2001, when they teamed with former Cup champion Dale Jarrett. This season marks their last as a full-time primary sponsor in the sport.