David Ragan was born to Ken Ragan, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. David was surrounded by racing from his young days and at the age of 11, he began competing in Bandolero cars and by 2002, he had not only reached the National Championships, he’d won them.
In 2003, he spent a season gearing up for the big stage and then, in 2004, he made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut for Fiddleback racing. He started 10 races for the team and got a lot of exposure and experience. He competed in 28 ARCA RE/MAX Series races and got a wonderful win at the Lanier Speedway, in 2005. In 2006, he was back with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and after 19 races, finished 24th in the season’s standings. He had one top-five finish as well as eight top-ten finishes.
He finished 61st in the Sprint Cup series after just two events where he finished at 42nd place and at 25th. His 2007 season improved in the Sprint Cup Series as he got his first complete season. He came 23rd in the overall rankings with two top-5 finishes that included a third place at Richmond. He was the top finishing Rookie in 14 races for the series but that, and his there top-10 finishes were not enough for him to win the Rookie of the Year tag. He came second.
He will be looking to get better as he enters his second season. A highly rated youngster, David is expected to challenge for the title and although 2008 may be too soon for that, he will be surely move closer to it.