Tag Archives: David Ragan

Scanner Static: Ragan Rage Still A Hot Topic

Someone at some point has to stand up to the advertisers and tell them that if they hire a young guy that can't drive, it doesn't do anything for their product. Perfect example is Ganassi's No. 40 car. David Stremme is borderline as a Cup talent right now. Getting rid of Sterling Marlin and bringing on Stremme hasn't netted them a thing.

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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

I'm afraid neither Jack Roush nor anyone else really has an answer for the driver shortage problem. I also don't think they were ready for the embarrassing showing that David Ragan put on at Martinsville. I'm not really sure why they leapt over Todd Kluever to get to Ragan in the first place, but they've made their bed now.

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Becca’s Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville

Running seventh with 22 laps to go, Dale Earnhardt Jr. locked up his brakes and spun trying to pass Kasey Kahne, resulting in a 22nd-place finish and a loss of one spot in the standings. Said Junior, "That was my mistake. I was trying too hard... It got down to the end of the race and I got greedy. I can't blame it on nobody but myself."

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

Jack Sprague finally got the proverbial monkey off his back Saturday afternoon in Martinsville. In his 13th career start, he finally took a checkered flag at a track that's given him more than his share of bad luck through the years, finishing 0.416 seconds ahead of Martinsville spring race winner David Starr to take the win. Erik Darnell, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson rounded out the top five.

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Kasey Kahne Stakes Out Top Spot in First Busch Series Practice at Charlotte, Too

Kasey Kahne is really good on tracks configured like Lowe's Motor Speedway and he drove that point home by posting the fastest time in the opening Busch Series practice session to match his performance on the Cup side of the fence. Kahne set fast time with a lap of 184.055 mph in the No. 9 Wisk Dodge and was the only driver to break the 184 mph mark. Jimmie Johnson posted the second-fastest lap at 183.511 mph while Jeff Burton, Dave Blaney, and Regan Smith rounded out the top five fastest. Smith's fifth place time in the No. 35 McDonald's Ford is best among Busch Series regulars so far.

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Mirror Driving: Is RCR For Real? And Who Actually Deserves to Drive the No. 6?

After their performance the first two races, is Richard Childress Racing now the team to beat in this Chase? If that's true, who's got the upper hand - Jeff Burton or Kevin Harvick?

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Dover 400

For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday's Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton's quest for the checkered flag wasn't easy - he fell back early in the race with a poor-handling racecar, then had to play it safe after watching teammates Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer have their engines sour over the final 50 miles.

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