Ragan to step apart as a Cup Sequence common
David Ragan won’t compete full-time within the Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Sequence after this season, his Entrance Row Motorsports workforce has introduced. Ragan, 33, will compete on a part-time foundation “in NASCAR and different sequence at his need.” Along with his latest stint of being Entrance Row’s driver from 2017-present, Ragan first drove for the group from 2012-14.
“I’ve prayed and closely thought-about this resolution, however for myself and my household, I consider that is the suitable factor to do,” stated Ragan. “I’m a husband and a father to 2 younger women first, and I’m a driver second. To compete in what I take into account the best sequence on the earth, you want full dedication of your time and focus. My kids are rising up shortly, and I wish to focus my time in being the perfect father and husband I might be. I really feel that is the place God is main my life, and due to this fact I’m making this resolution.
“There aren’t sufficient phrases to thank everybody who has helped me in my profession and to all of the followers who’ve supported me on this journey. It’s not over, however I’m able to spend extra time at dwelling.”
<h2 class="related__header">Extra NASCAR!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/08/13/crandall-whos-riding-the-playoffs-pain-train/?utm_source=smg&utm_medium=wasabi&utm_content=recirc-auto-related" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">CRANDALL: Who's driving the playoffs ache prepare</h2><h2 class="block__title">Penalties handed down at Michigan and Mid-Ohio</h2><h2 class="block__title">NASCAR playoffs watch, post-Michigan</h2></apart> <p>Ragan’s rookie season within the Cup Sequence was 2007 when he drove for Jack Roush. In 2008, Ragan completed a career-best 13th within the level standings after which picked up his first profession win three years later in the summertime race at Daytona.</p> <p>He moved to Entrance Row in 2012 and in 2013 earned his second win in a dramatic end at Talladega Superspeedway. It was the primary Cup Sequence victory for Entrance Row Motorsports and workforce proprietor Bob Jenkins.</p> <p>“We admire David for making what I’m certain was a really troublesome resolution,” stated Jenkins. “We additionally commend him for his purpose. David has at all times put household first, and as a father, I perceive what it’s wish to not be at that sport or huge occasion on your youngster. All through his time at Entrance Row Motorsports, David has at all times gone past what was requested of him — and even volunteering his personal time to assist develop our workforce. Now it’s time for him to provide a few of that again to his household and we completely help that. Our doorways are at all times open for David and we’ll miss seeing him each week.”</p> <p>Entrance Row stated it will “announce the driving force plans of the No. 38 Ford Mustang workforce when prepared.”</p> <p>Ragan has additionally competed for Joe Gibbs Racing when he served as a fill-in driver in 2015 for the injured Kyle Busch, Michael Waltrip Racing, and BK Racing. He’s made 457 profession begins with 40 top-10 finishes getting into this weekend’s occasion at Bristol Motor Speedway.</p> <p>Additionally on Ragan’s NASCAR resume are two victories within the Xfinity Sequence and being named the 2007 Xfinity Sequence Rookie of the Yr. He’s additionally made 29 Truck Sequence begins.</p> <p> </p>