I've got a feeling that David Ragan won't have the USA Today's Seth Livingstone on his Christmas list this year. Livingstone cited Ragan as the driver with the most wrecks in NASCAR for the 2008 season. Now that's an award that I had not seen during the last few weeks of award show orgies.
Congratulations David! You have also been the victim of one of the stupidest bits of NASCAR related blather I've seen this year - and I've read, and probably written, some pretty dumb stuff. Then again after reading the mostly ignorant comments generated by the piece, maybe Livingstone was just writing for his audience.
There may not be anything less relevant than racing crashes looked at out of context. All Ragan did was replace the legend, Mark Martin, in the legendary #6 and finish an enviable 23rd in series points. Singling him out as the most wrecked and spun driver in Nextel Cup is ridiculous. Who wrecked whom? What caused the spins?
Some writers need an off season.
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