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Team: BK Racing-23
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 150

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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

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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: "www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org".-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 Jayski.com.

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.
Source: Jayski.com
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 CampingWorld.com 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

David Ragan Statement on Michael Waltrip Racing Announcement to not field Full-Time Team in 2016.

"I am grateful for the opportunity that Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota have provided me this year. I have worked hard to be a good teammate and spokesperson for all of our sponsors, and as a team we have collectively improved our performance from the beginning of the season. I look forward to staying focused and trying to win a race this season for Aaron's and everyone at MWR. "Going forward I will be working hard to secure a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series. At 29 years old, I feel my best years are in front of me."-Breaking Limits
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 02:48:00 PM

David Ragan posted the fifth-quickest time in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 among 25 cars that went that far. He backed up his speed in final practice with the second-quickest time in that session although only five drivers made long runs.

Ragan has the equipment, but the team needs to call a good race to get him into the top 10. Since that has been a rarity in 2015, it is difficult to predict this week, but he should be one of the best values at his salary cap level if he can finish in the teens. He qualified 13th for the race.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 01:05:00 PM

David Ragan posted an identical time to Joey Logano, but will line up third on the grid because he is further back in points. Still, this is Ragan’s best qualification effort by a wide margin; his previous mark was a 11th set back in 2010 when he raced with Roush-Fenway Racing.

Ragan has had limited success at New Hampshire with only one top-10 and two more top-15s. His early season struggles have made him affordable, however, and he should be evaluated in most fantasy games.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:17:00 PM

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.

Short, flat tracks are driver’s courses and the racer is a greater part of the equation than on the unrestricted, intermediate speedways. Ragan should be watched closely in practice for signs that he may be one of this week’s top dark horses.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 02:25:00 PM