Room For Improvement At Kentucky Chevrolet Camaro

 “We definitely have a lot of room for improvement from our last outing at Kentucky. We ran well, inside the top 10, but a mechanical issue put us pretty far behind. Luckily those type of issues are rare with this TaxSlayer team and we’re feeling pretty confident heading into this race. Confidence in your abilities as a racecar driver is important, but so is confidence in your team. Greg has done a great job up to this point in the year and we’ll do our best to finish this thing out strong.”

This weekend marks the sixth and final standalone race for the Nationwide Series this year. Beginning next week at Dover International Speedway, the series will shadow the Sprint Cup Series for the season’s remaining six races, excluding events at Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway where
the Nationwide Series will be off.

Regan Smith tallied one top-10 finish in the six stand-alone events to date.  He earned a seventh-place effort in the first Iowa Speedway event.

Smith will be back in action in the second of two annual races at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. In the rain-shortened event back in June, Smith netted a finish of 30th following a suspension issue.Of note, Kentucky is one of only six tracks this season where Smith and the 7 team have yet to log a top-10 effort.

Smith earned his only NASCAR pole in 2007 at Kentucky Speedway during NNS competition. He went on to lead 46 laps during the event.

Smith and the 7 team will bring chassis No. 786 to Kentucky. Smith owns a trio of top-10 finishes with this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Smith will participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the infield Fan Hospitality tent.

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 26
  Wins 2
  Top 5's 6
  Top 10's 16
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 110
  Avg. Finish 10.5
  Driver Points 3rd (-36)
  Owner Points 5th (-152)

Smith at Kentucky (NNS):

  Starts 6
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 0
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 45
  Avg. Finish 28.3
  Best Finish 16th (2006)