So far this season, David Ragan has been difficult to handicap with three top-25s and three results outside that mark.
With less than two minutes remaining in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Auto Club 400, David Ragan slammed the wall hard in turns three and four and flattened the right side.
In similar equipment to that which he will pilot this week, David Ragan finished 22nd at Auto Club Speedway and in Michigan International Speedway’s first race last year.
Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, and David Ragan were each penalized 15 minutes in the first Saturday practice session for the Camping World 500 after taking too many times through inspection for qualification.
David Ragan finished 24th in last year’s Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and went on to score two more results in the low-20s on short, flat tracks in his next two starts. He cooled off considerably after that, however.
David Ragan has a career-average finish of 26.9 in 10 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which ranks this track 20th of 23 on which he has competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
David Ragan scrapped the wall in the first round of qualification for the QuikTrip 500 and failed to post a speed in practice.
David Ragan posted the fastest lap in Friday’s first practice session for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 194.898 mph.
David Ragan returns to Front Row Motorsports (FRM) for this year’s Daytona 500 and in seven previous starts with them from 2012 through 2015 he never cracked the top 15 on this track.
David Ragan’s best current, three-year average finish was recorded at Martinsville Speedway, where he has a 21.0 in six starts.
Front Row Motorsports will have two familiar faces behind the wheels of its racecars in 2017.
"BK Racing is in the process of trying to restructure the company," owner Ron Devine told Motorsport.com. "Our finishes of 33rd and 35th in the standings, did not achieve our goals.
David Ragan came close on two occasions, but he failed to finish in the top 15 a single time in 2016.
David Ragan has scored four consecutive top-25 finishes at Phoenix International Raceway.