Homecoming For Smith

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Although he spent most of his childhood in North Carolina, Smith still calls Cato, N.Y. his hometown. Cato is approximately 80 miles northeast of Watkins Glen International.

 “I always look forward to heading up to Watkins Glen. Cato (N.Y.) is my hometown and it’s about an hour
from the track, so it’s exciting for me to race in New York. “Our TaxSlayer team ran really well at Road America. We just didn’t have the finish we wanted. I know we can take what we learned there and use it at Watkins Glen. It will be another wild race for the Nationwide Series. Everyone saw how crazy things got at Road America. I don’t think you’ll see the same type of aggressive driving because the Glen is much faster, but you can bet some tempers will flare.”

On Friday morning, Smith will give New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a trip around Watkins Glen International in the track’s pace car. Cuomo will be on-site to tour the facility and experience the 2.45-mile track firsthand riding alongside Smith.

Smith will be available to media members on Friday, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the Watkins Glen International media center.

Smith holds one top-10 finish at Watkins Glen International in the Sprint Cup Series, earned last year with a ninth-place finish. The effort was also his career-best at a road course.

Keep up with JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) on Twitter. You can also follow the JRM team (@JRMotorsports) or check in on the JR Motorsports Facebook page.

No. 7 Season Stats:

  Starts 20
  Wins 2
  Top 5's 4
  Top 10's 13
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 108
  Avg. Finish 10.4
  Driver Points T-2nd (-14)
  Owner Points 4th (-120)

Smith at The Glen (NNS):

  Starts 2
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 0
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Finish 21.0
  Best Finish 19th (2005)