David Ragan’s First Career Win

Matt Kenseth pushed David Ragan for the final two laps as Ragan cruised to his first career Sprint Cup win in 163 starts. It helped Ragan atone for the Daytona 500, when he was black-flagged for passing too early on the restart. ”I told him, ‘I’m not going to leave you and try to pass you,’ ” said Kenseth, “Both of us were kind of unselfish all night and worked together really well.”

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. David had gone 162 races without a win in NASCAR’s premier series. Ragan’s father Ken, drove a family-owned car for 50 Cup starts in the ’80s. He watched the last few laps from the pit box and then stood in the back of the Daytona media center, watching his son David answer questions as a race winner.

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