David Ragan (born December 24, 1985 in Kannapolis, North Carolina) is a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the #6 UPS Ford for Roush Racing. He has raced ARCA, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. His father, Ken Ragan is a former Winston Cup journeyman.
Racing Experience Edit
He made his Truck debut at the age of 18 at Texas Motor Speedway in 2004 for Fiddleback Racing, finishing twentieth. He ran nine more races that year, finishing nineteenth twice. He also ran one Busch Series race that year for Sadler Bros. Racing, achieving a thirty-first place finish at the Ford 300. In 2005, he ran three Busch races for Day Enterprise Racing, his best finish being a thirty-sixth place at The Milwaukee Mile. In the ARCA series, he won his first race at Lanier National Speedway.
In 2005, Ragan was also featured as a contender on Roush Racing: Driver X. Despite concerns from Roush executives about his trait as being outspoken, Ragan won a ride in the Craftsman Truck Series. In 2006, Roush originally intended Nextel Cup regular Mark Martin and Ragan to split duties in the #6 Scotts Ford F-150. Ragan would run the #50 Ford in several races that Martin was also scheduled to run. He made his debut in the John Deere 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and started on the pole in his third start, when qualifying was rained out, but struggled in his four starts, crashing twice and never finishing on the lead lap. He scored his first career top-ten at Texas Motor Speedway, where he finised eighth, then had four consecutive top-tens, and won his first career pole at O'Reilly Raceway Park. He made his first Busch Series start at California Speedway, replacing Danny O'Quinn in the #50 World Financial Group Ford Fusion. He qualified for his first Nextel Cup race at Dover International Speedway driving the #06 3M Performance Ford Fusion.
Sprint Cup Edit
On October 11, 2006, Roush Racing named Ragan as the full time driver for 2007 in the #6 AAA Ford Fusion. Ragan will replace Mark Martin. Ragan's first race in the #6 car will be the 2007 Daytona 500.