Daytona Preview: David Ragan

June 30th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  Only 10 drivers in the 56-year history of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway own more than one winner’s trophy— David Ragan hopes to become the 11th.

 

That’s elite company considering 445 drivers have competed in at least one summer race at the 2.5-mile restrictor plate track.

 

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Ragan Finishes 39th in Sonoma

June 29th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 39th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway. Ragan started ninth and raced around the top 10 until the first caution on lap 21. After the caution, Ragan restarted 16th and raced there until another caution flag flew on lap 29. Ragan worked his way back into the top 10 on lap 40 and raced in sixth with just 35 laps remaining.... Read More »

Sonoma Preview: David Ragan

June 23rd, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  — More than 2,750 miles separate Michael Waltrip Racing’s race shop and Sonoma Raceway. It will take the NASCAR Sprint Cup team’s two race haulers at least 40 hours to drive non-stop from North Carolina to reach the gates of the California road course.

 

But, when they arrive, it will feel like home.

 

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Ragan Finishes 35th in Michigan

June 15th, 2015

No.55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 35th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 18th and held his own through the rain-plagued first half of the race. Weather stopped the race four times in 138 laps. Ragan fell off the lead lap at lap 95 then battled for the free pass for the next 40 laps.... Read More »

Michigan Preview: David Ragan

June 9th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is the most important thing in the world to David Ragan.

 

Well almost.

 

Spend a few hours with Ragan and you’ll quickly see family trumps racing in the 29-year-old Georgian’s mind.

 

However, in the Ragan clan racing and family are rarely separated.

 

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Pattie Named Crew Chief of No. 55

June 9th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Michael Waltrip Racing today announced personnel changes to its two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup operation, which include the reassignment of its crew chiefs.

 

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.

 

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Ragan Finishes 23rd in Pocono

June 8th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver David Ragan finished 23rd in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. Ragan started 21st and held the position as the race ran caution free for 50 laps. The first caution allowed Ragan to return to the lead lap as he and the crew made changes to the car’s handling. Ragan moved to 13th after pit stops with 70 laps remaining... Read More »

Pocono Preview: David Ragan

June 2nd, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan believes most NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers share a love-hate relationship with Pocono Raceway where they’ll race 400 miles on Sunday.

 

Ragan says when the race car is good, Pennsylvania’s 2.5-mile triangular shaped track “is a lot of fun” for drivers.

 

When it isn’t, they “despise... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 13th in Dover

June 1st, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver David Ragan finished 13th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. Ragan started 15th and held that position the first half of the race, narrowly dodging spinning cars in a lap 175 multicar accident. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver ran a steady race turning fast lap times in clean air. The No. 55 climbed... Read More »

Dover Preview: David Ragan

May 26th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  NASCAR drivers are often asked which of the 23 Sprint Cup tracks is their favorite.

 

Fans expect the answer is either one of the short tracks like Martinsville and Bristol or the high speed tracks like Texas and Charlotte. Maybe, a restrictor-plate track like Daytona and Talladega tops the list.

 

To the surprise of many, the one track... Read More »