Smith Returns to Atlanta

Taxslayer.com Chevrolet Camaro

This weekend’s race marks Smith’s first NNS start in Atlanta since the spring of 2007. The TaxSlayer team has shown success at 1.5-mile facilities this season, notching three top-10 finishes. Smith is averaging 31 points per race at 1.5-mile tracks in 2013.

“Atlanta is a fast and fun racetrack. It always ends up being quite a battle of car control because of how fast the tires give up there. That makes for an interesting race. There are a lot of different lanes where you can try and get your car to work. Usually the preferred line is up around the wall, but there are plenty of options there depending on how your car feels.”

“It’s going to be important that we get all we can each week. There are only 10 races to go and the championship will be decided in the coming weeks. If we keep bringing the solid cars like we have been to the track, and minimize mistakes, we have just as good a shot as anybody to win this thing. This team won’t give up, and that’s the mentality we need to have.”

Of the 10 events left on the schedule, the Nationwide Series will be returning to seven tracks for a second time this season in races at Richmond International Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. Smith has an average finish of 12.1 in those races and only finished outside the top-13 once. He has accumulated 190 points in those seven races.

7 TEAM CHASSIS INTEL
Smith and the 7 team will bring chassis No. 786 to Atlanta. Smith owns two top-10 finishes with this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway. It also raced at Chicagoland last month.

MEET SMITH AT JR NATION MERCHANDISE HAULER
Smith will sign autographs at the JR Nation merchandise hauler, located in the Atlanta Motor Speedway fan concourse, beginning at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.
has since added three more wins to its tally with driver Regan Smith, giving it 12 overall wins.

SOCIAL MEDIA
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 23
  Wins 2
  Top 5's 5
  Top 10's 14
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 109
  Avg. Finish 10.8
  Driver Points 4th (-24)
  Owner Points 6th (-132)


Smith at Atlanta (NNS):

  Starts 2
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 0
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 2
  Avg. Finish 22.0
  Best Finish 21st (Spring 2006)