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Ben Rhodes Breaks NASCAR Truck Series Drought, Wins Darlington

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Sunday’s (Sept. 6) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway was decided on pit strategy. The closing laps saw a handful of trucks take a chance, staying on track during a late caution on old tires. It’s typically not the best decision when it comes to an abrasive oval known as …

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David Ragan Will Attempt Darlington Truck Race

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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 …

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NASCAR 101: 8 Veteran Drivers Who Would Make Great Truck Competitors

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Over the past few years, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has produced some of the best racing in NASCAR, and the talent within isn’t too shabby, either. With the likes of Erik Jones, William Byron and Tyler Reddick quickly ascending the ranks from pickups to NASCAR Cup Series cars, the Truck Series has …

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Entry List: Vet Tix/Camping World 200

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The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will have a 40-truck field for the second race in a row in the Vet Tix/Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6. Forty-seven trucks were on the entry list for Atlanta, but NASCAR capped the field at 40. David Ragan, who was scheduled to …

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David Ragan Returning to Truck Series at Richmond

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David Ragan will drive the No. 17 Select Blinds Ford F-150 truck of DGR-Crosley in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway, the team announced Wednesday (March 11). Ragan had announced his retirement from full-time racing in 2019 and competed in the Daytona 500 last month, where he finished fourth. …

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The Underdog House: David Ragan Unretires To Finish 4th at Daytona

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Top Dog David Ragan said that he was looking forward to spending more time at home when he announced his retirement from full-time racing last fall. While he certainly didn’t mention running the Daytona 500, it remained a possibility. He’s probably glad it did, because Ragan scored his 16th career top-five finish in the NASCAR …

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David Ragan Relaxed Ahead of His (Potentially) Last Daytona 500

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David Ragan is taking what may be his last Daytona 500 start seriously, but he wasted no time acknowledging that this one feels different. “[I] feel a little bit more relaxed, a little bit more laid back, I didn’t even shave for a few days when I first got down here” Ragan told Frontstretch. “You …

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David Ragan Entering Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing

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In his first act post-retirement from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition, David Ragan is returning to the Great American Race. Ragan will drive the No. 36 in the season-opening Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing, he announced Friday, Jan. 10. Ragan will be sponsored by Select Blinds and Speedy Cash for the race. Despite being …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: David Ragan

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While Kyle Busch performed celebratory championship burnouts on the frontstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series in November, David Ragan took a minute to debrief his team on the performance of his car, a 27th-place finish, for the final time in the 2019 season and the final time in his 14-year, 470-race Cup …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monster Ending Goes Out with a Whimper

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Well, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is over, and Kyle Busch has won his second title, overcoming teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr, and Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, as they all had problems of one sort or another (documented elsewhere by my colleagues). While Busch did run the full season …

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Paul Menard, David Ragan End Full-Time NASCAR Careers

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While the focus on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway was clearly on the Championship 4, there were other stories in play.  For both Paul Menard and David Ragan, Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 marked their final races as full-time drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Menard had a relatively quiet race and mostly ran around …

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