David Ragan is just a good guy. He’s NASCAR’s Good Samaritan, so he probably wouldn’t want to join a law-breaking crew if you asked him at first. But because he’s also NASCAR’s super substitute, he’d be the guy you could call when your first getaway driver drops out/is injured/disappears and you need a replacement yesterday.
Ragan just missed out on his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, and he’s been a relief driver for so many other folks in need over his Cup Series career, including for Joe Gibbs Racing while Kyle Busch was out with injuries leading up to his eventual championship win.
David Ragan will likely never be a NASCAR Hall of Famer or a household name, but he’s that guy who you can depend on. If you signed him as your getaway driver, you know he would be there without a doubt, and that’s not an underrated quality in the world of heists where people tend to betray, get killed, or get left behind.
And Ragan’s also somebody who’d do the job with a fair amount of style points. This is the guy who drove the Spongebob Squarepants car during the Spongebob Squarepants 400 and was able somehow to crash it by skidding directly across the giant Spongebob Squarepants logo on the infield. Most people couldn’t manage that if they tried. So if you want a getaway driver who is dependable and can also give your heist some flair, then you need David Ragan.