NASCAR

David Ragan won’t return to Cup Series full-time in 2020

David Ragan said Wednesday he won’t return to full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing in 2020, as he wants more time with his family.

Ragan, 33, said he is open to racing part-time. He is 30th in the standings driving for Front Row Motorsports.

“I’ve prayed and heavily considered this decision, but for myself and my family, I believe this is the right thing to do,” Ragan said. “I am a husband and a father to two young girls first, and I am a driver second.

“To compete in what I consider the greatest series in the world, you need full dedication of your time and focus. My children are growing up quickly, and I want to concentrate my time in being the best father and husband I can be.”

For his career in NASCAR’s top level, Ragan has made 457 career starts with 2 wins, 15 top-5’s and 40 top-10’s.

“David has always gone beyond what was asked of him — or even volunteering his own time to help grow our team,” said Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins. “Now it’s time for him to give some of that back to his family and we totally support that. Our doors are always open for David.”

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