David Ragan turning to part-time NASCAR racing in 2020

NASCAR veteran David Ragan plans to scale back his racing schedule starting next season

Veteran NASCAR driver David Ragan plans to scale back his racing schedule starting next season.

Ragan said Wednesday in a statement from Front Row Motorsports that he will race on a part-time basis in 2020 in NASCAR and other series. The 33-year-old Ragan cited his desire to spend more time with his wife and two daughters in walking away from the 38-race, full-time job as a NASCAR driver.

Said Ragan: "My children are growing up quickly, and I want to concentrate my time in being the best father and husband I can be."

Ragan made his Cup debut in 2007. He has 457 career Cup starts, with two victories. The Georgia-born Ragan was NASCAR's rookie of the year in 2007.

Front Row did not announce who will replace Ragan in the No. 38 Ford.

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