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.
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.
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.
David Ragan will join the BK Racing line-up to pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry for the 2016 season.
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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.
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 Jayski.com.
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.
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.
David Ragan has two victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, both of which came on restrictor-plate, superspeedways.
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.
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.
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.
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.