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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957868 On the rise On+the+rise+ NASCAR

David Ragan, 26, has been racing most of his life.

The son of retired NASCAR driver Ken Ragan, he worked his way through the ranks and won an unusual game-show format to break into the ranks of Roush Fenway Racing.

Now in his sixth full season of Sprint Cup competition, Ragan has a race win under his belt and has joined the Front Row Motorsports ranks for 2012. How did he get here?
 

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957869 Winner! Winner%21 NASCAR

After challenging for the top spot from time to time during his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Ragan finally put the whole race together and found himself headed to Victory Lane. He played the strategy game perfectly in a hard-scrabble race at Daytona International Speedway in July, pushing to the front late to earn his first Cup win.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957880 Gaining ground Gaining+ground NASCAR

Ragan is in his sixth full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup competition, and has already tallied some strong stats. In his five seasons of Cup racing, he has earned one victory, 12 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957879 Game-show guy Game-show+guy NASCAR

Ragan earned his ride in the NASCAR ranks by winning the Roush Fenway Racing “Gong Show” that the company used to tab new talent. That set him on the path to the Cup ranks. A former Bandelero national champion (2002) and ARCA race winner, Ragan had run a handful of Truck races in 2004. He joined Roush for the 2005 season, winning a pole position in his third outing with the group.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 30655258 Million-dollar man Million-dollar+man+ NASCAR

Ragan has already banked some impressive winnings in his young career. In just his sixth full season of Cup competition, he has earned more than $21.6 million.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957867 Nationwide standout Nationwide+standout NASCAR

Ragan spent two full seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, finishing in the top five in the standings each year. He was fifth in 2007 and fourth overall in 2008. He has also competed in the series on a part-time basis some seasons and has two victories there with 21 top-10 finishes, seven of them top fives.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 30651197 Doubling up Doubling+up NASCAR

Ragan almost pulled off an unusual double in 2007. In the season in which he made his full-season debut in the Nationwide ranks, he also made his full-season debut on the Cup side. He came close to snaring the rookie of the year honors in both, but he finished as the second-highest rookie on the Cup side with three top-10 finishes, two of them top fives.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 30655257 Making noise Making+noise NASCAR

Ragan snared attention from the moment he debuted in the Nationwide Series. In 2007, his first full season in the series, Ragan earned nine top-10 finishes, four of them top fives, and two pole positions. That earned him the Nationwide rookie of the year honor.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 30648835 Giving back Giving+back+ NASCAR

Ragan has long worked to contribute back to his community through a series of endeavors. Here, he visits with troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 29957878 Big footsteps Big+footsteps NASCAR

Ragan didn’t exactly ease into the Cup ranks. While he did run a pair of races in 2006, it was in 2007 where he made his full-season debut. He found he had some big shoes to fill as he took over the No. 6, made famous by Mark Martin and which later carried the UPS sponsorship made famous by Dale Jarrett. For Ragan, that amounted to more than the average rookie pressure. Since then, the driver has learned and worked his way to the front and has become a regular contender when the series heads to restrictor-plate races.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 David Ragan's top NASCAR moments 30655259 Step by step Step+by+step NASCAR

Before he moved onto the NASCAR scene, and early in his career there, Ragan was working his way through the ARCA Series. He ran parts of five seasons in the series, beginning in 2003. Overall, he made 31 starts, earning one win as well as 14 top-10 finishes, 11 of them top fives.

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