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David Ragans Win At Talladega Is For The Little Guy

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I’ve said for the longest time.  The best chance for a non-winner or a small team to win a race is at Daytona or Talladega.

The big one (wreck) can take out a lot of good teams. There were two huge crashes that took out a lot of the top cars in the field.  Engine restrictions and drafting also bring everyone closer together.  Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 last year and was really never heard from again.  This past weekend at Talladega, we had a David win a David vs Goliath race and his name is David.

David Ragan won the seven-hour, rain-delayed, Aaron’s 499 Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway after a green-white-checkered dash to the finish. His Front Row Motorsports teammate, David Gilliland finished second in what could easily be called the most unexpected finish in the history of NASCAR.

The conditions at the end of the race could be described as flat-out crazy. It was dark and Talladega has no lights. It was sprinkling, and depending on what part of the track you were standing in, it was raining.

Regan and Gilliland restarted 10th and 11th during the final 2-lap dash.  They hooked up after the green flag, and it seemed like fate did the rest. It was his second career victory & the first for Front Row Motorsports team.  Regan’s other win….Daytona in July 2011.

So I say enjoy the win David, you deserve it.  But as many say, it’s back to real racing this Saturday night at Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Fox 40.

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