Last year, David Ragan drove Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 in both road course races. He finished 39th with an accident at Sonoma Raceway and was 23rd at the Glen. The last time he ran in equipment with similar funding to BK Racing, he finished 19th in the 2014 Cheez-it 355.
David Ragan crashed in the first round of qualification with four minutes remaining in time trials for the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He spun the car after getting loose in turn three.
David Ragan will make his 19th Michigan International Speedway career Cup start this week. He has not always finished in the top 10, but he has always been running at the end of the race on that track.
David Ragan scored a season-best result of 17th in his most recent attempt at Dover International Speedway. He was three laps off the pace, however, in a race that featured significant attrition.
In three starts with BK Racing this season, David Ragan has finished either 32nd or 33rd. He had a pair of 32nds at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway before falling one spot at Texas Motor Speedway.
For David Ragan it has been a bash at Bristol Motor Speedway in recent years, but not in a good way. In the past two races on this track he has been involved in at least three accidents and finished in the 40s both times.
David Ragan has not yet cracked the top 20 in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the No. 23, but he has been slowly improving. He finished 32nd at both Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 24th at Phoenix International Raceway, 22nd at Auto Club Speedway, and 21st last week at Martinsville Speedway.
David Ragan has spent only 38.5 percent of his time on the lead lap, according the NASCAR Statistical Services. In the 1,315 laps run, he has been with the leader for only 506 circuits.
In similar equipment as he will use this week, David Ragan has finished in the 20s in three consecutive Atlanta Motor Speedway races from 2012 through 2014.
David Ragan will join the BK Racing line-up to pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry for the 2016 season.
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David Ragan’s season was filled with unfulfilled promise. He finished worse than he started in 69 percent of his attempts racing mostly for Michael Waltrip Racing and had the third-worst place-differential of -7.42.
David Ragan announced on Friday that he is still looking for a ride. "I'm still looking for the best opportunity for me for 2016. I've had conversations with several teams - some went farther along that others - but haven't gotten anything locked down yet," according to Jayski.com.
David Ragan (#55 Aaron's Online Dream Machine Toyota Camry) finished 27th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.