Regan Smith / #56 Mac Hill Motorsports Rockingham Preview

Smith Looking to Rebound at the Rock

Rockingham, NC (February 17, 2004) – Regan Smith and the Mac Hill Motorsports team are looking forward to this weekend’s Goody's Headache Powder 200 at the North Carolina Speedway. After an unexpected slow lap at Daytona left the team packing the truck early, Smith is ready to take to a track where speed is in the driver’s hands.

“I don’t know. We were a second slower then what we tested down there. Short of blaming it on one simple thing, it’s one of those things we have to put behind us,” Smith said of the Daytona DNQ.

Last season Smith made a single start on the abrasive Rockingham track where tire wear generally comes into play. Since it was his first time on the track, he laid low and used the run as a learning opportunity. This time around, he knows the surface and plans on attacking it with one plan in mind, to win.

Regan Smith on racing at Rockingham:

“Last year it was my second start in a Busch car on a mile track with high banking. I was pretty inexperienced. It was my first race with that team (Bost Motorsports) because I hadn’t been approved for Daytona. I had a few problems during the race but I liked the track. I won’t do some of the stupid stuff this time around that I did last year. With the restrictor plate out of the way we should we better at getting our car equal to everyone else. It will be good.”

Rockingham stats:
Smith has one start (February 2003) at the North Carolina Speedway. He qualified 29th and finished 31st driving for Bost Motorsports.

Career Busch Series Stats:

Finish Track Date Start
28th Homestead 11/15/03 19th
40th Pikes Peak 7/26/03 29th
34th Daytona 7/4/03 37th
37th Milwaukee 6/29/03 23rd
32nd Kentucky 6/14/03 38th
29th Nashville 6/7/03 24th
16th Dover 5/31/03 25th


5/24/03 25th
22nd Nazareth 5/18/03 14th
19th Gateway 5/10/03 24th
25th Richmond 5/3/03 30th
36th California 4/26/03 33rd
33rd Nashville 4/12/03 28th
15th Texas 3/29/03 28th
38th Bristol 3/24/03 20th
19th Darlington 3/17/03 29th
41st Las Vegas 3/1/03 32nd
31st North Carolina 2/24/03 29th
39th Memphis 10/19/02 15th

Random Notes:
-Smith also has stock experience in the Craftsman Truck Series and the USAR ProCup Series. He holds the USAR record for the most poles in a row with four in 2001. -Smith and the Mac Hill Motorsports team will be powered by Hutter Engines.

2003 Busch Series:
- Finishes- 4 top-20 finishes including a 15th-place career best at Texas
- Qualifying- 3 top-20 starts including a 14th-place qualifying effort at Nazareth
- Ran the quickest time in practice at Kentucky
- Made Busch debut in 2002 in Memphis, qualifying 15th

The Goody's Headache Powder 200 will be aired LIVE on FX at 1:00 P.M. EST on February 14th.