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David Ragan not counting down races, open to driver analyst role

David Ragan intros LVMS II 2019
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After the checkered flag falls on the race winner and championship winner in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, so will the full-time Cup Series driving career of David Ragan.

But Ragan, 33, is not necessarily counting down the eight races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

“I really haven’t thought about it much, but I should probably start thinking about,” Ragan said to The Racing Experts.

Ragan has competed in every Cup Series race since the 2007 Daytona 500, a streak of 460 consecutive points-awarding races.

In 462 total starts, Ragan has earned two poles, two wins, 15 top-five finishes, 40 top-10 finishes, 169 laps led and a career-high 13th in driver standings in 2008.

Ragan Menard DiBenedetto LVMS II 2019 Madrid
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This season, Ragan is ranked 29th in driver standings 28 races through the season. His highest finish was a 15th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

After his full-time driving days are over after this year, Ragan said he is open to the idea of being a driver analyst for radio or a television network in 2020.

If he were to take on a driver analyst role, it wouldn’t be the first time Ragan has done so.

“There’s probably a good chance,” Ragan said to The Racing Experts about the possibility of being a driver analyst.

ISM Raceway I 2019 38 David Ragan
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“I don’t want to be at the racetrack every single weekend, but if I could pick and choose a few weeks here and there, I love racing, I love NASCAR, it’d be fun to race a little and talk about it.”

“I’ve talked to a couple guys, we’ll just have to see what the schedule looks like.”

The Front Row Motorsports driver did not elaborate on specific talks with radio or television people about a potential role.


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