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NXS: David Ragan and Ty Dillon Lead Subway Firecracker 250 Practice

In a pair of practices ahead of Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250, David Ragan and Ty Dillon would top the charts.   2015 NXS Subway Firecracker 250 First Practice Session Speeds Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next 1 20 David Ragan(i) Interstate Batteries Toyota 47.226 190.573 3 14 —.— —.— 2 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Cheez-It Ford 47.272...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Interstate Batteries Racing: David Ragan XFINITY Series at Daytona Advance

Daytona Beach, Florida. While many will be traveling to this popular destination for their annual summer vacation this weekend, NASCAR drivers and teams will have a different mindset. Daytona Beach is the site of NASCAR’s most famous track – Daytona International Speedway. At Daytona, the racing is not only intense, it’s unpredictable. But winning at Daytona comes with plenty...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Daytona Preview

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 Dream Machine hopes for a repeat of his 2011 trip...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Winners and Losers – Sonoma Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 June 29, 2015 Winners Kyle Busch – Hard to believe that Busch suffered a broken left leg and right foot and ended up missing 11 weeks of Sprint Cup action after his devastating crash at Daytona. Busch has made it to Victory Lane for the second time since his return – once at Michigan International...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Gets Wrecked Early in Sonoma Road Race

Martin Truex Jr. took a hard hit, which ended his day prematurely with a 42nd-place finish in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.  The typical aggressive road racing at Sonoma's 11-turn, 1.99-mile circuit bit Truex on Lap 28 of 110 when the No. 55 car (David Ragan) slammed Truex's Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevy off the track into the tire wall.  At the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan Says Being Aggressive is Necessity at Road Courses

The road course races always bring forth bumping and banging, whether between competitors or drivers hopping the curbs. The trend continued on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway as David Ragan was bounced around during the Toyota SaveMart 350. Regan’s run would come to an end before race’s end, though, as his No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Toyota received heavy damage on lap 79 after contact with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eventful run for Ragan ends in flames after contact with Edwards

Michael Waltrip Racing's David Ragan was involved in a second incident in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Lap 78 of the 110-lap event. The incident occurred after a restart with 32 laps to go as he and Carl Edwards raced side-by-side through the esses in Turn 8 and 8A. As the pair raced through the right-hand corner of 8A, Edwards' car caught the curbing, lifted...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan takes out Martin Truex Jr. in Toyota/Save Mart 350

The second incident of Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway resulted from an on-track shoving match between Michael Waltrip Racing's David Ragan and Furniture Row Racing's Martin Truex Jr. The two cars made significant contact through the 'esses' section of the track in Turn 8, when Truex door-slammed Ragan, sending him over the rumble strips and into the dirt. As the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 plans in limbo, David Ragan working to secure future at MWR

As awkward situations go, David Ragan finds himself in a bit of one as it relates to his 2016 plans. Filling in for Brian Vickers in Michael Watrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota through the end of the season, Ragan would obviously love to keep a ride with the two-car organization for next year. At the same time, Ragan also wishes a speedy recovery for Vickers, who has experienced multiple...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Sonoma Preview

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 has come at the 2.52-mile, 12-turn track. Since...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Scott expects smooth transition with Bowyer

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Billy Scott sounds prepared to step into the role of Clint Bowyer's new crew chief and perk up the sluggish Michael Waltrip Racing team. Scott said he is familiar enough with the workings of the organization over the past few years to be comfortable in any situation. Scott was crew chief for MRW's other car driven by David Ragan. On Tuesday, the organization...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Route Announced for LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s NASCAR-Themed Race for Research Road Rally with David Ragan

The race is on! The July 6-8 road rally features stops along racing history, visits with NASCAR legends and current drivers. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for NASCAR fans that accelerates Down syndrome cognition research! kamagra zsel rendels   MARLBOROUGH, MASS. (June 9, 2015) – The LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation announces the route for its three...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

MWR swaps crew chiefs for Bowyer and Ragan as teams slump

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Waltrip Racing has swapped crew chiefs for Clint Bowyer and David Ragan as the team tries to jumpstart its season. Brian Pattie had been with Bowyer since the team was formed in 2012, but he will now move to Ragan's car. Billy Scott had been crew chief for the No. 55 Toyota since late 2013. He'll now crew chief Bowyer. MWR also said Tuesday it is reorganizing...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan Teams with Shriners Hospital for Children in Effort to Prevent Summer Injuries

Making dreams true is a large part of an athlete’s life. Giving back to the community, especially during the summer months, has created a focal point for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan and his efforts with Shriners Hospital for Children. Ragan has been an ambassador for the hospital since 2007, when he was competing as a rookie for Roush Fenway Racing. In 2012, he...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Pocono Preview

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 the place.”  Fifty-six days from Sunday...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Ragan Returns as Honorary Chairman of LuMind Foundation’s 2nd Annual Race for Research

The race is on! The July 6-8 road rally features NASCAR legends and stops along racing history. A once-in-a-life-time experience for NASCAR fans to team with LuMind Foundation and accelerate Down syndrome cognition research!   MARLBOROUGH, MASS. (May 27, 2015) – The LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation announces its second annual Race for Research, a three-day road rally...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ragan Returns as Honorary Chairman of LuMind Foundation's 2nd Annual Race for Research

The LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation announces its second annual Race for Research, a three-day road rally and scavenger hunt to raise funds for Down syndrome cognition research.   Honorary co-chairs David Ragan, third-generation NASCAR driver, and his wife, Jacquelyn, will helm the event, set for July 6-8. Teams of friends and supporters navigate from the green flag at...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Dover Preview

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 that often tops the drivers’ list of favorite...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers – Charlotte Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 25, 2015 Winners Carl Edwards – Edwards returned to Victory Lane for the first time in 31 races and the first time with his new team at Joe Gibbs Racing. He didn’t have the fastest car on the track or even the fastest amongst his teammates (Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch), but fuel...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan to honor service of motorsports reporter's son

As a longtime motorsports reporter and columnist, Louis Brewster has witnessed NASCAR's affinity for the United States military through various demonstrations on numerous occasions through the years. No gesture has struck a more personal chord for Brewster than the one being made by David Ragan and the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing team in Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan's No. 55 Aaron's Toyota To Honor Sgt. Bryan Brewster in 600

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan will carry a very special name on his windshield this Memorial Day weekend in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Race fans and television viewers will see the name of Sgt. Bryan Brewster at the top of the No. 55 Toyota’s windshield as part of Michael Waltrip Racing and NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance honoring fallen...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine All-Star Race Preview

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan knows there’s two ways to advance from Friday night’s Sprint Showdown into Saturday night’s $1 million NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He needs to win one of the two 20-lap Showdown segments or win the Sprint Fan Vote, announced after the Showdown. Ragan owns four consecutive All-Star Race appearances...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson Wins SpongeBob SquarePants 400

  ©2015, Russell LaBountyNKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Jimmie Johnson won the 5th Annual SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas this evening . It is his third win of the season and 73rd of his career. Johnson stayed out on the last caution, electing not to top off on fuel or change tires. While he only led ten laps, the decision allowed Johnson...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Round Kansas: Clinching Chase Bids, Ragan’s New Ride and GoDaddy’s Gone

HHP, Rusty Jarrett Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter)Contributions by MRD Staff Writers May 6, 2015 John Harrelson/MRD Question 1: Half of the 16 car Chase field is set. Of the remaining 8 spots, how many spots are secured by wins and how many spots will be secured by points? Brandon Whitton: Assuming none of the current winners drop out of the top 30 or become injured...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fast Trax Kansas: Can Gordon Repeat?

Nigel Kinrade, NKP Posted by Matt Lovisa – follow on Twitter @mattlovisa May 6, 2015 Kansas Speedway – SpongeBob SquarePants 400 After a few short track races and a superspeedway, the NASCAR drivers are back at a 1.5-mile speedway. These tracks make up a majority of the Chase races later in the season and so far this year we have seen one race on a track with a similar configuration...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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