Smith Set For Friday Night Lights In Bristol Chevrolet Camaro

“It was hard racing at Bristol in the spring. I remember it being a situation where you needed the clean air on your car’s nose. Our TaxSlayer Chevy was significantly better when we had any amount of clean air on it. Restarting on the inside created problems for us, too. It’s really difficult to make the bottom work and everyone seemed to want the outside. I think you’ll see a lot of the same on Friday night. That’s Bristol. That’s what we’ve come to know and like. It seems like maybe Bristol is getting back to what it used to be a little bit, which is exciting for both drivers and fans.”

Only Bristol Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway showcase concrete racing surfaces. In 2013, JRM has three top-10 finishes at these facilities. Two of those finishes are claimed by Smith, who holds an average finish this season of 7.5 on concrete. Smith finished sixth at Bristol earlier this spring.

Regan Smith will appear at the Clean Coal display on Friday, Aug. 23, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. EST to sign autographs for fans. The display is located in the Bristol Motor Speedway fan zone. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) supports energy policies that balance coal’s role in supplying the United States with affordable and reliable electricity. Learn more by visiting

Through the first 22 races of the season, Smith controls the top spot in two of NASCAR Statistical Services loop data categories: Laps in the Top 15 and Percentage of Laps Run on the Lead Lap. Smith has spent 91.1 per-cent of the season’s laps (3,388 of 3,717) racing among the top 15. Additionally, the Cato, N.Y.-native has maintained a position on the lead lap in 97.42 percent (3,621) of the season’s 3,717 laps. He also brings up the runner-up spot in the following categories: Fastest Speed in Traffic, Speed by Quarter and Quality Passes.

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No. 7 Season Stats:

  Starts 22
  Wins 2
  Top 5's 5
  Top 10's 14
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 109
  Avg. Finish 10.4
  Driver Points Tied 3rd (-5)
  Owner Points 5th (-113)

Smith at Bristol (NNS):

  Starts 7
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 1
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Finish 27.1
  Best Finish 6th (Spring 2013)