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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.
This race marks his first time in a truck in 15 years, as he last raced for Roush Fenway Racing in 2006. Ragan earned one top five and eight top 10s in 19 events that year.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve raced in the Truck Series, and I’m incredibly thankful to Select Blinds for supporting me and allowing me to do this,” Ragan said in a team release. “This is what I wanted to do when I decided to stop racing full time at the end of last season; I want to race in different series, with different teams. Obviously, we want to be competitive, and I have no doubt that DGR-Crosley will bring me a great truck. Richmond has always been one of my favorite tracks that we race at; hopefully, we can get the folks from Select Blinds another good finish this year and put on a good show for the fans.”
Ragan is already familiar with team co-owner David Gilliland, as they were teammates at Front Row Motorsports in the Cup Series from 2012-2014.
“I’m really looking forward to racing one of DGR-Crosley’s F-150s at Richmond,” Ragan said. “I’ve been friends with David for a long time, and I see how much work he’s putting into this team and the success they’ve had early on. They have a shop full of great people and I’m glad that we could make all this happen.”
DGR’s No. 17 has not yet competed in the series in 2020. Currently, the team fields the No. 15 for Tanner Gray and also runs the No. 38 for Todd Gilliland in a partnership with FRM.
The ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on Fox Sports 1.