Ottawa Citizen

No clearance for Ragan

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David Ragan failed to gain clearance from NASCAR to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Roush Racing withdrew its entry for him yesterday. Ragan had been scheduled to run in both the truck series and Nextel Cup events this weekend. But he first had to be approved to race on superspeed­ways, and NASCAR declined to give him the go- ahead. NASCAR did, however, ap- prove A. J. Allmending­er to run the Cup race at Atlanta, even though Allmending­er has only two truck starts on his resume. Ragan has 26 truck starts, seven Busch Series races and two Cup events. But he’s wrecked in both of his Cup races.

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