Ragan Honoring Father in Darlington

August 18th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  David Ragan’s Aaron’s Dream Machine will carry a familiar paint scheme when it races in the 66th Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 6.

 

The No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota will sport a paint scheme similar to cars driven by David’s father Ken Ragan when he drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

 

“My Dad and guys... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 18th in Michigan

August 17th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 18th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The Michael Waltrip started 13th but dropped to the back of the field after a lap one spin. He returned to the top 15 by lap 80 and appeared ready for a top-10 finish until his Toyota suffered front-end damage in a lap 127 accident. Despite repairs the No. 55 never... Read More »

Michigan Preview: David Ragan

August 12th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  Like most in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, David Ragan doesn’t know what to expect with a new aerodynamic package in Sunday’s 400-mile race at Michigan International Speedway.

 

But, he has some ideas.

 

NASCAR introduced the high-drag, high downforce package at Indianapolis to create more side-by-side racing. Cars will carry a heightened... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 23rd at Watkins Glen

August 10th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 23rd in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 19th and held his own in the early going. A quick four-tire pit stop combined with a caution seconds later on lap 26 moved Ragan up to third. He remained in the top five throughout the race until the closing laps when he began... Read More »

Watkins Glen Preview: David Ragan

August 4th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds its second and final road course race of the season this weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y) International, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan hopes his Toyota will be as fast in New York as it was in California in June.

 

Ragan raced in sixth with just 35 laps remaining at Sonoma (Cal.) Raceway in June before... Read More »

Ragan Finishes 17th in Pocono

August 3rd, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan finished 17th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 24th and used fast lap times and good pit strategy to lead during a pit stop cycle on lap 124. As the race moved to its latter stages, the No. 55 remained fast and climbed into position to secure a top-10 finish. Many of the leaders ran out... Read More »

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 »