Monday, January 25, 2016

Ragan, DiBenedetto To Drive For BK Racing

David Ragan
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran David Ragan will join the BK Racing line-up in 2016, driving the No. 23 Toyota Camry.

During his 15-year career across all three national touring divisions, Ragan has claimed four victories, 33 Top-five and 93 Top-10 finishes. His most recent trip to Victory Lane came at Talladega Superspeedway in the 2013 Aaron's 499. 

"I'm happy to be part of something that has so much growth potential," said Ragan. "Ron Devine has steadily built his program over the last five years. He's made an even greater commitment in 2016 with new cars, equipment, and additional personnel. I feel that we'll be in a position to bring the team to the next level. I'm looking forward to the season."
Team owner Devine said he is confident in his new driver.
"We're very excited to have a driver of David's caliber join our team," said Devine. "In addition to being a race winner, I feel that his input and leadership qualities will benefit the team on many levels. Our entire organization is energized to work with him." 

Dr. Pepper will return to the No. 23 Toyota as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2016 season. Dr. Pepper associate branding will also appear on all of BK Racing's cars throughout the season. 

Matt DiBenedetto
"We are thrilled to be partnering with BK Racing for the fifth year and excited about the new heights that this team will be able to reach with the addition of David Ragan," said Jaxie Alt, SVP of Marketing for Dr. Pepper. Additional sponsorship for the No. 23 team will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Matt DiBenedetto will return to pilot BK’s No. 83 Toyota Camry as a teammate to Ragan, with veteran crew chief Gene Nead atop the pit box.  

"Last year I learned a lot from everyone here at BK Racing and I'm looking forward to having a full notebook heading into the season," DiBenedetto said. "Ron, Gene and the team have put in a lot of work over the offseason and we are all looking forward to Daytona.” 

Dustless Blasting will sponsor DiBenedetto in the Daytona 500 and in multiple races this season, as will Cosmo Motors of Hickory, North Carolina. 

"We're excited to have Matt back with us for 2016," said Devine. "We were very pleased with the progress he made throughout his rookie season and we look forward to continuing down that path."

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