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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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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

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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

If his record this season is an indication, David Ragan will probably finish the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 worse than he starts it. In six previous races on short, flat tracks of one-mile or less in length, he has earned negative place-differential points five times.

The one glimmer of hope is that the single race in which he improved came at Martinsville Speedway this spring in the STP 500. He finished 15 spots better than his 20th-place qualification effort and scored a top-five for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:22:00 PM

David Ragan has two victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, both of which came on restrictor-plate, superspeedways.

Ragan’s first victory came for Roush-Fenway Racing in 2011 at Daytona International Speedway, but his second win is more germane to his 500 handicap. He won the 2013 Aarons 499 racing for Front Row Motorsports and that suggests his skill in the draft made a greater difference than the horsepower that was under the hood.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Both Michael Waltrip Racing drivers posted 10-lap averages that place them in the top 10 this week. Clint Bowyer had the sixth-fastest speed of 184.58 mph during his best 10 laps. David Ragan was eighth-quick at 184.29. In addition, Bowyer also had the ninth-best, five-lap average.

For the MWR racers, this represents an opportunity race. Bowyer has settled his plans for the next few years, but he wants a top-10 for his crewmembers. Ragan’s plans are still uncertain and he needs a strong run in order to land another job.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:46:00 PM

This summer while campaigning the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, David Ragan scored his best result at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since he was dismissed by Roush-Fenway Racing in 2011. He finished 18th after starting third.

In six starts with Front Row Motorsports, Ragan finished on the lead lap twice. One of these was a 19th in 2013 and since short, flat tracks are drivers’ courses that bodes well for Ragan’s odds of earning another top-20.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:00:00 PM

David Ragan has suffered through back-to-back accidents at Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway, but he still has a shot at making the Chase if he wins the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Michael Waltrip Racing has run strong there in the past with teammate Clint Bowyer winning in 2012. Despite wrecking in the last two races, Ragan ran incredibly strong. Still a victory would be a surprise since he has not cracked the top 10 with his current team yet.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 09:43:00 AM

The same week it was announced Michael Waltrip Racing would cease fulltime operation in 2016, one of their drivers David Ragan qualified fourth for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He is the highest qualified driver who is not driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.

This is Ragan’s third top-five start at Bristol and matches his career-best from his rookie season. That year he started fourth and finished 41st in the Sharpie 500 after retiring with crash damage on lap 414.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:50:00 AM