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David Ragan, driver of the #34 Farm Rich Ford, wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images.
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
TALLADEGA, Ala.–In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.
David Gilliland pushed Ragan, his teammate, to the lead on the final circuit in a green-white checkered-flag finish that took Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 four laps past its scheduled distance of 188 laps. Gilliland came home second, followed by pole sitter Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip and series leader Jimmie Johnson.
As Ragan put it, two Davids beat the Goliaths of NASCAR racing in one of the sport’s most unlikely finishes ever.
Ragan’s victory followed a massive wreck that took the race to overtime–and ...
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Before the season began, everyone attempted to be armchair crew chiefs and predict how the new cars would perform. But entering Daytona Speedweeks, no one really had a clue.
Now, after the first 10 races on the schedule on a variety of racetracks, the season is starting to take shape. While the same five organizations...
David Ragan captured his second career victory on Sunday in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but not everyone was happy. Brad Keselowski took to twitter after the race to accuse Ragan of lining up in the wrong spot on the final restart of the race.
Keselowski sent out the following tweet “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched...
mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS~~ Brad Keselowski on Twitter, following Sunday's race.Brad Keselowski claims, that race winner David Ragan either lined up wrong on the final restart or changed lanes before the restart.I'm happy as hell a small team won. Doesn't change...
A pair of Davids slayed the Goliaths at Talladega Superspeedway.
David Ragan hooked up with teammate David Gilliland in a two-lap overtime sprint, and together they picked off some of the top drivers in NASCAR to drive to the front and push Ragan into Victory Lane.
It was the second career victory for Ragan - he also won at Daytona in July 2011 - and Gilliland finished second for...
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It was one of the wildest and craziest races in NASCAR history at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday as David Ragan was able to pull the upset.
Ragan got a huge push from his Front Row Motorsports teammate, David Gililand, to win the Aaron’s 499 that ended seven hours after it began.
Sunday afternoon’s victory is Ragan’s second Sprint...
I finally had a chance to digest what happened at the end of the Cup race at Talladega on Sunday. I owe David Ragan and his fans an apology. I placed blame on David Ragan for the restart lineup confusion when it wasn’t his fault. I was very passionate about the finish because I thought we had a chance to win the race if I restarted the race in the 10th position instead of ninth...
David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway with a last lap pass aided by his Front Row Racing teammate David Gilliland. Rain threatened the race weekend from the start forcing the starting lineup to be determined by speeds in practice, allowing Edwards to start on the pole.
Martin Truex Jr. would lead the first lap of the race by Matt Kenseth...
If there’s any track on the NASCAR circuit that can produce the ultimate underdog story, it’s Talladega Superspeedway.
A track known for drivers picking up their first–and sometimes only–victory, Sunday’s marathon that was the Aaron’s 499 did not disappoint.
After sitting through a nearly four-hour rain delay, the diminished pack of cars restarted the final 60 laps of...
In one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR history, David Ragan, with drafting help from his Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland, passed Carl Edwards on the final lap Sunday and then held off Edwards and Gilliland to win the rain-delayed Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
A wild nine-car melee with six laps to go resulted in an even wilder green-white-checkered flag...
DAVID RAGAN – No. 34 Farm Rich Ford Fusion
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VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “I’m kind of a low-key guy, but, man, I don’t know. First off, I’ve got to thank the Lord. Without him nothing is possible. I’ve got to thank my teammates David Gilliland and Josh Wise. If it wasn’t for that final push from David Gilliland, I don’t know what to say. This is a...
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We waited through rain, wrecks, and a nail-biting green-white-checker finish to witness an incredible victory by the underdog, David Ragan. No one was talking about Ragan until the last lap when he emerged at the front of the field with drafting help from his teammate, David Gilliland. Both the David’s shot to the lead and blocked everyone else to make sure...
The 'Davids' lined up on the Goliaths at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday -- and won.
With an assist from his Front Row Racing teammate David Gilliland, David Ragan snookered three of the top restrictor-plate specialists in NASCAR -- Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards -- and took home the checkered flag in a wild, crashed-filled, weather-delayed NASCAR Sprint...
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STATESVILLE , N.C. – Front Row Motorsports earned its first NASCAR victory Sunday night at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway when David Gilliland pushed teammate David Ragan to the checkers in a dramatic last-lap surge to cap off a wild and rain-interrupted race. Ragan earned Bob Jenkins’ young team its first Sprint Cup Series win and Gilliland finished second...
David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but Jimmie Johnson continues to lead the series’ points. With the win Ragan moved up to 26th in the Sprint Cup standings.
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