There Was A Different Georgian In Victory Lane- Where Did David Ragan Finish?

August 3, 2011 2 Comments

Photo: Harold Hinson Photography

Kyle Plott, of Marietta, Ga., impressed everyone as he led the final 33 laps to win the Legends Big Money 100 and taking home the top prize of $25,000 on Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Plott started from P9 in the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main and eventually took over the lead on lap 67. Bruton Smith has made this the most prestigious Legend Car event of the year and one of the largest in all of grassroots racing.

“I knew if I got out front I could hold them off,” said Plott. “We were real good this morning and everything just clicked today. It was a good race. Thanks to Charlotte for putting on these great events.”

David Ragan started from fifth and improved his position to finish second in the event. Ragan didn’t fall outside the top five all night, as he almost scored another win in the series that he loves.

It was pretty cool to see Ragan out there Tuesday night, as he was sporting his NSCS UPS paint scheme.  Just last week Ragan was hoisted as the Brickyard 400 pole sitter, this week he returned to his roots as if all of that was just a dream.

The race was filled with cautions and red flags, but that set up for an exciting finish.

As Ragan now focuses on Pocono, these youngsters are already thinking about the next big event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Unofficial Results: 

Legends Big Money 100 A-Main  (100 laps): 1. Kyle Plott; 2. David Ragan; 3. Ben Rhodes; 4. Tyler Green; 5. Gray Gaulding; 6. Doug Stevens; 7. Chad Finchum; 8. Daniel Hemric; 9. Zac Kittle; 10. Donny St. Ours.; 11. Kyle Hall; 12. Bayley Currey; 13. Joshua Morris; 14. Jake Cole; 15. Michael Dabney; 16. Steven Cantrell; 17. Austin Hill; 18. Justin Carroll; 19. Steven Ross; 20. Evan Swilling; 21. Jeff Green; 22. Sam McAuley; 23. Justin Swilling; 24. Matt Pappa; 25. John Freeman; 26. Brady Boswell; 27. Kyle Weatherman; 28. JC Umscheid; 29. Donald McIntosh; 30. Derek Shumaker; 31. Taylor Hull; 32. Gregory Lang; 33. Kory Abbott; 34. Sean Rayhall; 35. Chris Dilbeck; 36. Connor Pyle; 37. Casey Roderick.

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2 Comments to “There Was A Different Georgian In Victory Lane- Where Did David Ragan Finish?”
  1. Alan Plott says:

    Thanks for running the story on Kyle Plott. He has raced since he was 5 years old. This was definately the biggest win of his racing career. Again, Thanks for everything. We hope he gets a chance to do a lot more. Looking at K&N series and ARCA. Call me if you need to @ 770-490-7898. Alan Plott

  2. Thanks so much Alan for the nice comments. I had a blast covering the event (first time covering the legends car series). Keep us updated with what Kyle plans on accomplishing, he has a lot of talent. Is there an email where I could send my contact information, just in case if you ever needed anything? Thanks, Nathan Butler

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