David Ragan will return to Front Row Motorsports, drive No. 38 car

David Ragan, who earned the first Cup victory for Front Row Motorsports when he won in 2013 at Talladega Superspeedway, will return to the organization in 2017.

Ragan drove for the team from 2012 to 2014 and in the 2015 Daytona 500 before leaving to be the substitute driver for the injured Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers. He drove for BK Racing last season, finishing 33rd in the standings.

Front Row needed a driver for 2017 to replace Chris Buescher, who drove for the team in 2016 as part of an alliance with Roush Fenway Racing. Buescher, who finished 16th in the standings by making the Chase with a win at Pocono, will drive for JTG Daugherty Racing next year.

Front Row will continue with the Roush Fenway alliance. It will move driver Landon Cassill from the No. 38 car to the No. 34 while Ragan will drive the No. 38. Sponsors were not announced Friday.

Ragan has two wins and 36 top-10 finishes in 362 career starts.

"I've always had a great deal of respect for [team owner] Bob Jenkins, how he put together his team and grew it the right way over the years," the 30-year-old Ragan said in a release. "We've celebrated some pretty big highlights together, and now we need to go make more."