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David Ragan will attempt to compete in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, DGR-Crosley announced Aug. 27
Ragan will pilot the No. 17 Ford in the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 with primary sponsorship from Shriners Hospital for Children.
“Darlington is such a historic track in our sport,” Ragan said in a team release. “I really wanted to get back behind the wheel and this was a unique opportunity to race at Darlington in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series. I want to thank everyone at DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance for this opportunity.”
Ragan has not competed at Darlington in the Truck Series before, but he has competed there in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series.
Assuming Ragan is able to compete, it will be the first time this season DGR-Crosley has fielded a second entry. The team fields the No. 15 Ford full time for rookie Tanner Gray, and it also attempted to field the No. 17 for Ragan at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Michigan International Speedway, but due to field size limits, the truck could not race.
Ragan retired from full-time NASCAR competition following the 2019 season. He finished his full-time career with two Cup wins and two Xfinity wins.
In only 29 career Truck starts, he has one top five and eight top 10s with a best finish of fifth in the 2006 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
The South Carolina Education Lottery 200 will take place on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. ET.
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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.
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