David Ragan hopes to replicate his success at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season rather than his effort at either Phoenix International Raceway or Richmond International Raceway. He finished fifth in the STP 500 and was in the 20s in the other two events.
Sprint Cup regular David Ragan led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
David Ragan has a best result of 13th with Michael Waltrip Racing as the current full-time driver of the No. 55, but that is his only top-15 in five starts with the organization.
David Ragan has finished every Michigan International Speedway race that he started. He has been on track at the end of his first 17 attempts.
Effective immediately, Brian Pattie will become the crew chief for the No. 55 Toyota Camry driven by David Ragan. Billy Scott will become the crew chief for the No. 15 Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer.
David Ragan qualified 15th for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway, which is the fourth time in the last five races of 2015 that he has started among the top 15.
David Ragan spun off turn four and through the infield grass with less than 10 minutes remaining in the second practice session for the Coca-Cola 600. He did not make contact with the wall or another car and will not need to roll out a backup.
In his first attempt in the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, David Ragan qualified seventh for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The last time he qualified that well on this track was in 2011 while driving for Roush-Fenway Racing and he finished second after starting eighth.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway.
David Ragan advanced to the top 12 in time trials for the first time in three weeks. He qualified 11th for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway.
According to a tweet from @NASCARStats, David Ragan is the best closer in NASCAR. He improved an average of 5.2 positions in the final 10 percent of the first six races this season.
David Ragan finished fifth in the STP 500 and earned his first top-five in his last 68 attempts. His latest two top-fives came on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway of Talladega, which means fantasy owners have to go all the way back to 2011 at Richmond—while Ragan still raced for Jack Roush—to find his last top-five on an unrestricted track.
Last week was the first time Ragan appeared comfortable behind the wheel of the No. 18. This week he returns to a track where he scored a top-10 in 2015.
David Ragan qualified fourth for the Auto Club 400. This is his first top-10 start in his last 23 attempts; his most recent start with the leaders came last July at Daytona.