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David Ragan hit hardest in three-car incident
David Ragan and J.J. Yeley spun out on Lap 56, with Ragan taking the brunt of the damage. Jeffrey Earnhardt also incurred some damage.
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David Ragan and Danica Patrick make contact
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Kurt Busch befriends Ozzy Osbourne, David Spade; more tweets
Editor's note: Every Friday during the season, "Tweets You Might Have Missed" presents eight of the best NASCAR-related tweets from the week. Follow @NASCAR 1. Checking out the @MonsterEnergy Car at @NASCAR a couple weekends ago while filming for #OzzyAndJack 's World Detour pic.twitter.com/68gKxZwWIr — Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) May 2, 2017 2. Now that's funny. I hit you so damn hard it might skip for awhile. https://t.co/LvP8dutzLI — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) May 1, 2017 Ya bro, you made my CD skip. https://t.co/uW9xf1QQ5R — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 1, 2017 3. Well, @KevinHarvick got a stern talking to by during the first #HappyHours break on @SiriusXMNASCAR . He said "Oh my God." #notallowed — DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) May 2, 2017 4. What-up @DavidSpade ! Come to a race and we'll make it right. https://t.co/Y1M5Y54sAt — Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) May 1, 2017 Shitty pic of me and nascar champ @KurtBusch not worth posting pic.twitter.com/icuec7jV3V — David Spade (@DavidSpade) May 1, 2017 5. Same, but we prefer @roushyates https://t.co/l74njqj4TC — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) May 3, 2017 When you think of a superspeedway, what comes to mind? For us, it's engines. pic.twitter.com/EHockaCQud — Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) May 3, 2017 6. My last visit to the @WhiteHouse after winning the 2014 #NASCAR championship. #HappyHours pic.twitter.com/Qai6QpsEUC — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) May 3, 2017 7. Had an amazing day yesterday picking up a history race car my hero @AJFoytRacing drove. Jerry Nemire was willing to sell it to me pic.twitter.com/dWkbSjaGRy — Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) May 2, 2017 8. Testing day with @brextonbusch teaching him on the same go cart Tom taught me on. pic.twitter.com/In1PgZ9YbO — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 1, 2017
Ray Black Jr. spins, collected by David Starr
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David Gilliland tweets about uncertain future
Veteran driver David Gilliland took to Twitter on Thursday night to reveal that his 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series plans are uncertain at the moment. Not really sure what's gonna happen next year. @Team_FRM has been great to me. I wish them nothing but the best. — David Gilliland (@DavidGilliland) December 11, 2015 Hopefully we can put something together! #timewilltell — David Gilliland (@DavidGilliland) December 11, 2015 On Thursday, Roush Fenway Racing and Front Row Motorsports announced that newly crowned NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chris Buescher would drive the No. 34 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series for Front Row under an enhanced technical alliance between the two organizations. The agreement would see Roush provide engineering, equipment and driver support as well as full engineering and pit support. The joint release also noted that plans for Front Row Motorsports ' second Sprint Cup Series entry would be announced at a later date. Gilliland has driven for team owner Bob Jenkins for the past six seasons. The 2015 campaign saw Gilliland make all 36 starts in the No. 38 Ford and finish 32nd in the point standings. The 39-year-old's best finish thus far with Front Row was a runner-up showing in the spring 2013 race at Talladega Superspeedway . That race was won by David Ragan and is the only win Front Row has recorded in the race team's history. In 2014, Gilliland also won the pole for summer race at Daytona International Speedway . In 330 career Cup starts, Gilliland has four top fives, eight top 10s and three poles.
Schluter-Systems to Sponsor David Ragan at Talladega
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 25, 2016) - BK Racing announced that Schluter-Systems will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan 's No. 23 Toyota Camry at Talladega Superspeedway . In addition, Schluter-Systems also joins BK Racing as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2016 season. "I'm excited to have Schluter-Systems on board our No.23 car this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway ," Ragan said. "We've got a sharp looking car for a track that I really enjoy." "We're thrilled about this partnership with Schluter-Systems," BK Racing Chief Marketing Officer Doug Fritz said. "The Schluter team has been fantastic to work with and we look forward to connecting them with our loyal NASCAR fans." "This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us at Schluter-Systems," said Marco Ludwig, President and CEO of Schluter-Systems North America. "We've come to get to know David Ragan and the whole team at BK Racing , and our relationship evolved to where sponsorship was the next natural step for us. It began where many Schluter relationships begin-- talking tile-- and today, we are very proud to stand behind No. 23 at the Talladega race. We'll be cheering for David , and wishing him a safe race."
David Ragan to have special guest for Charlotte race
David Ragan 's plans for this weekend's race in the NASCAR industry's backyard will take on special meaning, with birthday accommodations made for a special guest. Ragan paid a visit Wednesday to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, surprising 8-year-old NASCAR fan Hunter Black at a birthday lunch. Ragan took part in the celebration with his own gift for the youngster -- a weekend trip to Charlotte Motor Speedway as his honored guest for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series race. Ragan planned to ask Black, a patient born with cerebral palsy, to join him and assist with driver introductions as part of the pre-race ceremonies for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 (7 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN, SiriusXM). The two met during a previous hospital visit in April 2014. Ragan, in his ninth full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, named Shriners Hospitals for Children his official charity in 2008. Having a great birthday lunch at @shrinershosp Greenville with my pal Hunter. He'll be coming to the race Saturday! pic.twitter.com/Nlbyho8dA4 — David Ragan (@DavidRagan) October 7, 2015