Since leaving Roush-Fenway Racing, David Ragan’s expectations have certainly changed. This week, he would be considered a decent value if he can score his second top-30 this season on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.
An accident at New Hampshire in the Sylvania 300 was the culmination of an eight-race skid for David Ragan. He should be watched closely to see if that incident resets this team or if his downward trend continues.
David Ragan has earned consistent mid- to high-20s finishes on short, flat tracks this year. He finished 28th at Phoenix and Martinsville at the beginning of the season and 25th at New Hampshire in the most recent race on this track type.
If the first five races this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks are an indication, David Ragan should finish somewhere in the 30s at Atlanta. His best result on this track type in 2014 is a pair of 31sts at Charlotte and Kentucky.
David Ragan ran into a little hiccup while getting ready to test at Flat Rock Speedway Thursday afternoon, but that’s not going to be a deterrent for him racing in the ARCA/CRA Super Series 7UP 125 Saturday evening.
Fantasy players can expect David Ragan to finish somewhere in the 20s this week. His last five efforts on this track all ended in a relatively narrow band from 21st to 28th.
After departing from Roush-Fenway Racing, Ragan suffered through three Pocono races without a lead lap finish. His two most recent efforts have not been stellar, but at least he finished on the lead lap last August and this June.
Sprint Cup regular (No. 34 Ford Fusion) David Ragan leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
David Ragan has earned three top-20 finishes and one pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His best result was a 14th in the 2008 edition of this race that was plagued by tire failures.
David Ragan will kick off a racing triple-header in Indianapolis, Ind., this week with a 100-lap late model race at Lucas Oil Raceway.
David Ragan’s season lends credence to the belief that flat tracks put the onus of skill back in the driver’s hands and away from engine builders. Two of his three best finishes came on minimally-banked tracks.
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Kentucky Speedway.
David Ragan has 14 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono Raceway.
David Ragan made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2006 at Dover International Speedway.