One day after Matt DiBenedetto announced his departure from BK Racing, his former teammate David Ragan has been released from the organization.
Motorsports.com is reporting that team owner Ron Devine was not pleased with his organizations 33rd (Ragan) and 35th (DiBenedetto) in the final points standings, stating that the finishes “did not achieve our goals.”
The organization had a one-year contract with the Unadilla, Georgia driver and opted not to renew the contract with the two-time Premier Series winner. Devine wished David the best in his NASCAR future.
Devine expects to keep two BK Racing cars on the track in 2017 in NASCAR’s Premier Series, Motorsports.com is also reporting that “a variety of drivers” are set to be named.
Teammate Matt DiBenedetto announced yesterday via Twitter, that BK Racing and himself have parted ways, and that 2017 plans were coming soon. As for Ragan, nothing has been announced in terms of his future plans.
Ragan’s past endeavors in NASCAR’s Premier Series include time with Roush Fenway Racing in the No. 6 car where he notched one win in July of 2011, and time with Ford partners at Front Row Motorsports. Ragan and then teammate David Gilliland finished 1-2 at Talladega in 2013. The 30-year-old also spent time at the now defunct Michael Waltrip Racing in the No.55 car, and subbing for Kyle Busch in 2015 following an XFINITY Series crash resulting in a broken leg and foot.