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David Ragan

Team: BK Racing-23
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 150

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David Ragan has not had a lot of success in his transition to BK Racing, but he shows a slight trend in the right direction. His last two attempts ended on the same lap with the leaders.
Ragan finished 23rd at Pocono Raceway and was 22nd at Michigan International Speedway in the two most recent outings. In 15 races this year, he has managed to go the full distance only five times, which makes him a difficult mid-cap pick. Jun 24 - 4:50 PM

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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.

That is Ragan’s only top-20, but he came close on two other occasions with a 21st and 22nd. All three of his best starts came in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports ride. Unfortunately, they also came at Watkins Glen. His best finish at Sonoma was a 24th in 2008 driving for Roush-Fenway Racing.
Jun 21 - 11:57 AM

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.

Ragan was trying to improve from his 34th-place effort, but he damaged his Toyota significantly. He may need to roll out a backup car, which will put him at the back of the pack.
Jun 10 - 4:53 PM

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.

In terms of career averages, this is his fifth-best track with a 21.2. Michigan is about horsepower, however, and the BK Racing team might be missing a pony or two to the competition. Ragan will need to dig deep to overcome that deficit, but the driver can make a difference even on unrestricted, intermediate speedways.
Jun 9 - 10:27 PM

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.

There is still some reason for fantasy owners to be a little hopeful, however; Ragan has finished better than he started in his last four consecutive races including a positive place-differential of seven points at Richmond International Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400
May 24 - 2:57 PM

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.

Ragan’s consistency also manifests in qualification. He has a 33rd-place start and two 31sts in that span, so if he starts in the same range this week, he will probably finish within a position or two of there.
May 5 - 9:14 PM

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.

Ragan does have a couple of solid runs at Bristol in lightly-funded equipment, however. He finished 12th and on the lead lap in August 2013 driving for Front Row Motorsports. Most of his other strong runs ended somewhere in the 20s, so that is what fantasy owners should expect.
Apr 11 - 2:18 PM

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.

In his most recent two races, Ragan finished on the lead lap in California and within one lap of the leaders in Virginia. This statistic shows just as much advancement as his raw results and makes him a driver to watch during the next few weeks.
Apr 7 - 6:05 PM

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.

Ragan has the experience to run better, but the team is not quite up to snuff. The only drivers he has outperformed in this category at Josh Wise (with 7.9%), Chris Buescher (19.6%), and Cole Whitt (22.8). Michael Annett rounds out the bottom five with 39.2 percent.
Mar 23 - 12:38 PM

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.

Ragan was campaigning for Front Row Motorsports at the time and this week he will be in the No. 23 BK Racing machine. Last year with Joe Gibbs Racing, he was slightly better and earned a top-20 with an 18th in the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500.
Feb 26 - 5:21 PM

David Ragan will join the BK Racing line-up to pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry for the 2016 season.

He will join teammate Matt DiBenedetto at BK Racing, which will field two full-time Sprint Cup entries this season. During his 15-year career across all three national touring divisions, Ragan has claimed four victories, 33 top-fives, and 93 top-tens. His most recent trip to Victory Lane came at Talladega Superspeedway in the 2013 Aaron's 499. Dr Pepper, whose involvement with BK Racing began in 2011, will be back on board the No. 23 Toyota Camry as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2016 NASCAR season. Dr Pepper associate branding will also appear on all of BK Racing's cars throughout the season.-140 BUZZ
Jan 25 - 4:28 PM

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to participate in the 127th Rose Parade® for the sixth consecutive year.

NASCAR driver and Shriner David Ragan will be one of the 11 float riders to be part of the 2016 float Fezzy Races to Adventure. It features Fezzy, a 17-foot-high plush bear at the wheel of a gigantic fire truck. In addition to Ragan, passengers include current patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children and Shriners leadership. This whimsical representation illustrates the commitment of Shriners Hospitals for Children to the overall health and well-being of their patients. They encourage children to dream big and "race to the adventures" that the future will bring. For information on Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit: "".-Breaking Limits
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 11:47:00 AM

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.

With the shuttering of the No. 55 Ragan could find himself standing like the last player in a game of musical chairs. Much will happen during the off-season, however, and Ragan is a solid enough performer to land in a minimally-funded ride if he chooses.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 04:44:00 PM

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

Ragan took a risk by moving from Front Row Motorsports to fill the No. 18 and 55 cars last year. Occasionally NASCAR can be like a game of musical chairs and Ragan could be left standing once all of the seats have been taken.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:48:00 PM

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.

He started 38th in the lineup and completed 265 laps of the 267-lap event. Ragan, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored one top-five, one top-10 and closed out the season 27th in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 08:37:00 PM