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Maiden voyage for Ragan

Early in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was running near the front of the field. Though the car didn't finish as high as driver David Ragan would have liked, he gets high marks for his 18th-place finish in his first run as a substitute for injured Kyle Busch. "I was really thrilled," said Ragan, who brought the...

Ragan shifts gears as Kyle Busch's sub

A victory in the May 2013 restrictor-plate free-for-all at Talladega Superspeedway notwithstanding, David Ragan has lived below the radar in his three seasons with Front Row Motorsports. Ragan's low-profile status changed suddenly and dramatically last Saturday, however, after Kyle Busch's No. 54 NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota collided with a concrete retaining wall inside Turn 1...

NSCS: Adverse Circumstances Could Prove Fortuitous For David Ragan

To say that the last week for David Ragan has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Between competing in last Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, and then the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the Georgia native has been extremely busy. The hectic schedule did not end when he returned home to North Carolina either. Following Kyle Busch’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan returns to the big time as JGR sub for injured Kyle Busch

David Ragan knows how it feels to compete for a top-tier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series organization. Now he'll get the chance to do it again behind the wheel of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Ragan spent five earlier Cup seasons with Roush Fenway Racing -- before RFR began sliding toward mediocrity the past couple seasons. During his time at Roush, Ragan showed flashes of potential...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can David Ragan Race well for JGR?

Replacing injured Sprint Cup drivers is not an easy task. In the past, we’ve seen a handful of drivers like Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart go down with injuries and we’ve seen other individuals fill in. The most recent driver substitution took place this past week, with Joe Gibbs Racing making the announcement that Front Row Motorsports driver David Ragan will temporarily take...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AMS Pit Notes: First Open Team Test Concludes, David Ragan Talks No. 18 Car

David Ragan David Ragan, a Unadilla, Georgia native, made the jump from the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Racing to the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs racing to fill in for Kyle Busch after Busch was injured in an accident at Daytona last week. Ragan spoke about making the jump to the No. 18 for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. On how the day’s test...

NASCAR: Why Front Row Motorsports Would Allow David Ragan to Fill in For Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing announced their replacements for Kyle Busch on Tuesday afternoon. Busch, was transported from a Daytona Beach hospital back to Charlotte this afternoon as he suffered a compound fracture to his right leg and a broken left foot in a scary crash in the NASCAR X-Finity Series season opener at the Daytona International … Continue reading NASCAR: Why Front Row Motorsports...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

KFC to sponsor David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports in Daytona 500

Front Row Motorsports announced Friday morning David Ragan will carry the KFC colors on his No. 34 Ford during the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. This marks the second time KFC and Ragan have partnered on a superspeedway. During last year's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, Ragan carried the KFC colors and also had a KFC Go Cup full of chicken...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan Taking KFC for another Fast Ride in No. 34 Ford for Season-Opening Daytona 500

David Ragan will bring a familiar face to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' season-opening Daytona 500. The iconic image of Colonel Harlan Sanders will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion as KFC and Front Row Motorsports team up for one of racing's biggest events Feb. 22 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. As NASCAR celebrates the 57th annual running of the "Great American...

2014 NASCAR predictions: Disappointing seasons loom for several teams

Photo Courtesy of NASCAR’s Media Site David Ragan #34 (Front Row Motorsports) Eric’s take: Ragan won in 2013 at Talladega and will have an identical season to last year. He may not win but the results will be a mirror image. The team doesn’t have all the resources to compete at a high level yet. Luke’s take: Ragan’s Talladega win was the underdog story of the year, and...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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