Ken Ragan has been named director of the U.S. Legends racing program at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Ragan returns to the Speedway after serving as the Legends director from the program's inception in 1997 through 2001. He replaces Dwight Pilgram, who has retired after four years at the post.

"I am thrilled to return to Atlanta Motor Speedway," said Ragan. "I've always enjoyed Legends and Bandolero racing and am looking forward to helping competitors be as successful as possible on the track."

The Unadilla, Georgia native competed in 50 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races over an eight-year span from 1983 to 1990. In his career, he also made five starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and earned eight top-10 finishes in 17 ARCA Racing Series races.

Ken is the father of current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan.

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