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Team: Front Row Motorsports-34
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 150

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David Ragan entered this spring’s Aaron's 499 with an active four-race, top-10 streak at Talladega. He crashed on lap 174 of 188 and finished only 35th this May to snap that streak.
Ragan has proven to be strong on this track, but sometimes an accident can sap a driver of all his momentum. Ragan is a good value, but is not immune from danger, so fantasy players do not want to overcommit. Fri, Oct 17, 2014 11:14:00 AM

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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.

The good news is that his other top-30 was a 27th five weeks ago at Atlanta and his most recent effort ended in a 31st at Chicagoland. If Ragan practices well on Saturday, he could be an acceptable dark horse.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 03:00:00 PM

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.

Ragan finished in the high teens at Pocono and Watkins Glen, in the mid-20s in his next three races, and then low 30s at Richmond and Chicagoland. His FedEx 400 result this spring was in the mid-30s, so that matches the best prediction of where he will finish on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 07:26:00 PM

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.

Ragan slipped to 30th in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond and that put him on the cusp of being an acceptable value.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:12:00 PM

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.

Ragan also has a 32nd at Vegas, so there is a strong possibility that he will finish in the low 30s. If his salary cap has shrunk to an acceptable level in some games, he could fit into the final slot on a player’s roster.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 06:47:00 PM

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.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup driver raced his late model at Kalamazoo Speedway Wednesday. Although he finished the ARCA/CRA 100-lap event, something broke in the motor. While he transported the car to Flat Rock for a scheduled test, he couldn’t get onto the track Thursday due to the problem. Ragan will be at Michigan International Speedway Saturday for practice with his NASCAR Sprint Cup team. When his day ends at Brooklyn, he’ll head to Flat Rock, jump in his super late model and practice the No. 77 machine Saturday’s 7UP 125.
Source: ARCA Racing
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 07:43:00 PM

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.

The good news for his fans is that his two strongest results of 22nd and 21st came in the past two years. If he continues to improve, he could threaten for a top-20, which would make him a good salary cap value in most games.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 05:04:00 PM

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.

Ragan came close to cracking the top 15 in the Pocono 400 with an 18th. If he backs that up on Sunday he could be an acceptable value, but his average finish on this track with Front Row Motorsports is a modest 26.2.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:41:00 AM

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.

The lap of 181.043 mph in the No. 98 Ford Mustang was best of the 41 cars out on the track for this session. No. 3 Ty Dillon, No. 31 Dylan Kwasniewski, No. 62 Brendan Gaughan and No. 33 Paul Menard are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Derrike Cope in the No. 70 Chevrolet was the slowest.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:55:00 PM

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.

Ragan’s last taste of success at Indy was in his last ride with Roush-Fenway Racing. He won the pole for the 2011 Brickyard 400 and finished 23rd. In two starts with Front Row Motorsports he has failed to crack the top 25, so fantasy players should look elsewhere for their dark horse pick.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 08:50:00 AM

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.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver will race his No. 77 Skuttle Tight Ford in the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Friday night at the .686-mile oval. The event will mark Ragan's first time racing a late model at the 54-year-old facility just six miles west of Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). He has two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the asphalt short track, including a Truck Series pole (2006).-Breaking Limits
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:31:00 AM

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.

Ragan has scored only three top-25s this season and that has made him a difficult fantasy pick most weekends, but players looking for a differentiator might want to pay close attention the next time the series rolls into Pocono and New Hampshire. Two of his top-25s were earned on those tracks.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 09:45:00 AM

David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Kentucky Speedway.

"Kentucky is a very unique racetrack. It's not like all the other mile-and-a-half's. It's very abrasive and bumpy, so you've got to make sure you've got a good shock package and good handling to help with your ride quality around the track." Ragan has three Sprint Cup career starts at Kentucky He has one top-10 finish at the 1.5-mile oval. His best finish at Kentucky is eighth (2011).-Breaking Limits
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 08:46:00 PM

David Ragan has 14 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono Raceway.

He has one top-5, one top-10 and two top-15 finishes at the 2.5-mile oval. His best finish at Pocono is fifth (2008).-Breaking Limits
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 02:30:00 PM

David Ragan made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2006 at Dover International Speedway.

He has 15 Cup career starts at the track. His best finish at the one-mile concrete oval is 14th (2007). Dockside Logistics returns to the No. 34 Ford for the Dover race.-Breaking Limits
Tue, May 27, 2014 02:38:00 PM