David Ragan will make his return to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series next weekend at Darlington Raceway, driving the No. 17 Shriners Children Hospital Ford F-150 for DGR-Crosley Racing.
The 34-year old – who originally planned on making his return to the series at Richmond Raceway earlier in the season before the race was rescheduled — has been excluded by points on two occasions this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Michigan International Speedway, due to the series having no practice or qualifications.
Ragan has been a member of Shriners International since 2012 and serves as its NASCAR ambassador. He frequently visits Shriners Hospitals and also raises awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children through various campaigns, public service announcements, donations and activities. Ragan auctioned off a 2018 Shiners Hospitals for Children race car at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The winning bid, made by Rick Steele of Select Blinds, raised $300,000 for the Hospitals.
Along with Shriners, Envision will be an associate partner on Ragan’s No. 17 Ford F-150 next weekend at Darlington.
“It’s great to bring Shriners Hospitals for Children back to the track,” said Ragan. “Although I’m not racing full-time, the Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children are still a big part of my life. It’s great to get them back at the track to continue to raise awareness of the Hospitals. It’s also great to have Envision back to support this effort. They have been supporting me the past few years, and I appreciate their support.
“Darlington is such a historic track in our sport,” added Ragan. “I really wanted to get back behind the wheel and this was a unique opportunity to race at Darlington in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series. I want to thank everyone at DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance for this opportunity.”