David Ragan qualified 21st for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He is battling Chris Buescher for 30th in the standings and if he can finish as far ahead of his rival as he starts, he will deny the surprising rookie a Chase berth. Buescher will start in 31st
David Ragan has not scored a top-25 at Darlington Raceway since leaving Roush-Fenway Racing at the end of 2012. He was 28th with Front Row Motorsports the following season and has continued to slide backward.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will climb into the No. 32 GO FAS Racing Ford this week and face his toughest challenge in a brief career. His 15th Cup start will come at Darlington Raceway.
According to NBC’s Dustin Long, no new timing zones will be added before Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The sanctioning body is comfortable that the current 14 zones are sufficient to keep teams from taking advantage of any gaps.
David Ragan has not gone the full distance in a NASCAR Cup race since the July Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The closest he has come was to finish within two laps at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the next two weeks.
David Ragan spun with 19 minutes remaining in final practice for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen. He made slight contact with the tire barrier in turn one, but did not do any notable damage.
David Ragan qualified 34th this June for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 before climbing to 23rd at the checkers. In addition to what he earned for his finishing position, Ragan added 10 place-differential points to his total.
David Ragan had an average ranking of 30th in the four practice sessions held for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky. He was 29th in the first and final sessions as his high water mark.
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.
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.