Roush Driver Not Cleared to Run Atlanta

Roush Driver Not Cleared to Run Atlanta

There are 12 comments on the The Associated Press story from Oct 24, 2006, titled Roush Driver Not Cleared to Run Atlanta . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

David Ragan failed to gain clearance from NASCAR to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Roush Racing withdrew its entry for him on Tuesday.

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ricky

Holly Springs, NC

#1 Oct 24, 2006
if he was driving a gm he would have been cleared already.nascar will try to s*** on matt at the end.
snow

United States

#3 Oct 24, 2006
ricky wrote:
if he was driving a gm he would have been cleared already.nascar will try to s*** on matt at the end.
Atlanta is not a demolation
derby so we don't need David Ragan. I am glad he did not get cleared to drive. It would make me happy if they keep him off the track until next year......I don't believe him driving a GM is the answer ....not yet.Its not nascar's fault he wrecked everyone at Martinsville. It is Nascar's fault he was not black flagged.off the track.......
nitrofish

Paradise, TX

#4 Oct 24, 2006
whats up with all the hate snow, the kid had a bad race. all drivers at one point or another have a rough weekend. i can think of numerous drivers that have put on a far worse showing early in their careers in cup. david has done an excellent job in the truck series, and it just happened that his first two cup races were at dover and martinsville, two of the toughest tracks they race at. i remember during the gong show, greg biffle and carl edwards were really impressed with the way david drove darlington like he had been doing it his whole life.
snow

United States

#5 Oct 25, 2006
nitrofish wrote:
whats up with all the hate snow, the kid had a bad race. all drivers at one point or another have a rough weekend. i can think of numerous drivers that have put on a far worse showing early in their careers in cup. david has done an excellent job in the truck series, and it just happened that his first two cup races were at dover and martinsville, two of the toughest tracks they race at. i remember during the gong show, greg biffle and carl edwards were really impressed with the way david drove darlington like he had been doing it his whole life.
Don't hate anyone but this kid is not ready for nextel cup...He needs more driving experience before being moved to cup.....I guess Greg Biffle and Carl were lucky at Martinsville they did not get taken out by him......They may be impressed
but I don't think he impressed to many others....He
may be a good driver in time but they need to give him more time in Trucks,Busch races......JMO
phil1799

United States

#7 Oct 25, 2006
david's problem is he pissed off the bearded pig[tony stewart] and the little pig squealed all the way to nascar.it seems to be ok for stewart to wreck who he wants when he wants because he thinks its jusified.why wasn't stewart so quick to criticize jj yeley when he put mark martin into the wall at charlotte.how many cars has he tore up but, thats ok because thats stewart's buddy
TexasNascar

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Oct 26, 2006
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Atlanta is not a demolation
derby so we don't need David Ragan. I am glad he did not get cleared to drive. It would make me happy if they keep him off the track until next year......I don't believe him driving a GM is the answer ....not yet.Its not nascar's fault he wrecked everyone at Martinsville. It is Nascar's fault he was not black flagged.off the track.......
Please list the drivers that Ragan wrecked. Also I think when you are spinning at Matrinsville you have been hit from behind. He made one bad turn and knocked out Shrader. The only problem with that is Shrader was in an unusual position. The Top Ten!!!! I agree that Tony Stewart is the problem for David Ragan.
Hurminator

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Oct 28, 2006
TexasNascar wrote:
<quoted text>
Please list the drivers that Ragan wrecked. Also I think when you are spinning at Matrinsville you have been hit from behind. He made one bad turn and knocked out Shrader. The only problem with that is Shrader was in an unusual position. The Top Ten!!!! I agree that Tony Stewart is the problem for David Ragan.
Schrader, Kyle Bush,Tony, wrecked 3 times.Not only Tony Griped about him others did also......
Lauraine

Hoffman Estates, IL

#10 Oct 29, 2006
David only wrecked Schrader. Tony spun David coming out of 4, that is why Kyle hit the wall. That one was all Tony, not David
Hurminator

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Oct 29, 2006
Lauraine wrote:
David only wrecked Schrader. Tony spun David coming out of 4, that is why Kyle hit the wall. That one was all Tony, not David
He caused DJ to spin also...They talked about about it on Tradin Paint,He may not have wrecked them Just caused them to wreck.Whats the difference?????
Tom Tom

Norwalk, CT

#12 Oct 29, 2006
David smiles to much for me,the 6 car will never be the same when he gets it!But I guess you to take the good with the bad!
WATCH THE FLAMES

Ahoskie, NC

#14 Oct 29, 2006
YES,THE KID HAD A BAD RACE. WHEN YOU'RE TWENTY AND TRYING AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO IMPRESS SOMEONE YOU'LL HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT. IT'S HOW YOU LEARN. YOU DON'T LEARN TO SWIM TILL YOU GET IN THE WATER. YOU CAN TALK IT TO DEATH BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO DO IT. EVERY SINGLE DRIVER THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A WRECK OR SPIN THAT THE KID CAUSED HAS HAD A DAY LIKE THAT AND NOT JUST WHEN THEY WERE A ROOKIE. NASCAR IS REACTING TO THE COMPLAINTS OF A COUPLE OF THE BIG NAMES THAT ARE NOTORIOUS FOR SLAM DUNKING THEMSELVES. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE WAY A DRIVER IS PERFORMING, CALL HIM TO THE PITS RIGHT THEN AND HAVE A CONSULTATION. DON'T WAIT A WEEK AND COME UP AT THE LAST MINUTES TO LET HIM KNOW HE WON'T BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE. THAT'S CHICKENS--T.
Megan

Auburn, MA

#16 May 15, 2007
David Ragan is a young driver so give him a break he is wicked nice and he doesnt deserve to be hatedd, basically and obviously hes gonna get better

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