Chasing The Underdogs

Chasing the Underdogs: Ragan Leads the Way at Kansas


For the third time in 2018 Front Row Motorsports driver David Ragan has led the way for the underdogs.

With finishes of 12th (Bristol) and 6th (Talladega) as of late it was refreshing to see Ragan have another strong run this past Saturday evening at Kansas Speedway in the KC Masterpiece 400.

Kansas Speedway has been a decent track to the veteran driver since his return to FRM in 2017 with finishes of 17th in both races last season. Ragan’s 13th place finish on Saturday marked a best for FRM in team history at the 1.5-mile track.

After qualifying his No. 38 MDS Trucking Ford to a 20th place start the team was able to make good adjustments throughout the evening. The team caught a couple of lucky breaks towards the end of the race and was able to take advantage of them.

“I feel like we’ve made some more progress with our 1.5-mile cars. It was a fun race. We still have some more improvement we can do, but it was fun to race there with some good cars,” Ragan said.

No other underdog drivers finished close to Ragan except for JTG-Daughertry driver AJ Allmendinger who left Kansas with a 16th place finish. It marked Allmendinger’s best finish since a 17th place result at Bristol.

Here are how the other underdogs fared at Kansas:

Michael McDowell, 20th
Matt DiBenedetto, 22nd
Darrell Wallace Jr., 23rd
Corey LaJoie, 24th
Landon Cassill, 25th
Ross Chastain, 26th
Reed Sorenson, 27th
Gray Gaulding, 29th
Timmy Hill, 32nd
Chris Buescher, 34th
BJ McLeod, 35th
Ty Dillon, 38th

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Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her “home track” New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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