David Ragan Pocono Preview

July 28th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  David Ragan says the Special Olympics changes people lives.

 

He’s seen it firsthand.

 

Ragan’s brother Adam earned more than 20 medals in Special Olympics competition in a variety of sports at state-level events in Georgia.

 

“I’ve seen how it gave Adam confidence to work hard, be competitive and enjoy success,”... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 21st in Indy

July 27th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 21st in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started third and quickly showed the No. 55 was one of the fastest cars on the track. Ragan and a few of the leaders used a different pit strategy throughout the second half of the race. That strategy enabled Ragan to lead twice... Read More »

Indy Preview: David Ragan

July 21st, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  David Ragan has some advice for fans thinking about going to Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   “Get your tickets in Turn 1 or Turn 3,” said the driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine. “That’s where the action is. Everyone is going to be dive-bombing and making last second moves going into those turns with these new rules.”   The... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 18th at NHMS

July 20th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 18th in Sunday’s 5-hour ENERGY 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started third but handling issues kept him from challenging the leaders in the opening laps. Ragan drifted back to mid-pack and fell down a lap midway through the race. Quicker lap times, good pit strategy and timely... Read More »

New Hampshire Preview: David Ragan

July 14th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  Count David Ragan as a fan of NASCAR’s new aerodynamic package that debuted Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.

 

The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine drove from his 25th starting spot to third before late race handling issues dropped him to 18th.

 

His 107 green flag passes was the third most of... Read More »

Kentucky Preview: David Ragan

July 8th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  This is a big week for David Ragan both on and off the race track.

 

The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine joins the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup field at Kentucky Speedway on Wednesday to test new rules designed to create less downforce and help produce more side-by-side competition. After an off day on Thursday, preparations for Saturday night’s... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 12th on a Wild Night in Daytona

July 6th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 12th in Sunday night/Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Ragan’s finish came despite enduring three accidents in the race that ended just before 3 a.m. EDT. The No. 55 started eighth and raced safely near the back in the first half of the 160-lap race. As the laps wound down the action heated up.... Read More »

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.

 

The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s... Read More »

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.

 

MWR’s greatest Sprint Cup success... Read More »