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NASCAR’s Unsung Heroes, Spotters Series: Lorin Ranier, Ragan’s Spotter

This week’s article features Lorin Ranier, spotter for David Ragan.   Away from the track, Ranier works on mentoring up-and-coming drivers.   “I work for a company called MMI where I’m head of driver development so I work with a bunch of young up-and-coming drivers and try to create the next superstar of the sport.” Ranier said on Speed’s Sounds of NASCAR episode that featured the Roush-Fenway spotters.   He speaks with up-and-coming drivers to check up on their progress, though he also provides them with a variety of things to help further their careers. One of the things being the simulator, which many Sprint Cup drivers—including Denny Hamlin—have used to help them learn the tracks...

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