NASCAR & Auto Racing

Ragan closes in with top five

Second-year driver David Ragan finished fifth Sunday, his fourth top-five finish of the season, and moved to within 46 points of 12th place and a spot in the Chase.

“The light is shining on us right now,” Ragan said. “It’s close. We’re racing good guys in front of us and good guys behind us and I think all we can do is just go out and do what we’ve been doing. It’s exciting. We’ve got some good tracks coming up. I’m just happy to be here and have a shot.”

- David Poole