Bristol Coming Into Focus For Smith Chevrolet

Smith and the No. 7 team saw success in the Bristol event last spring. Smith raced as high as second, challenging for the lead on several occasions before contact with the leader relegated him to a sixth-place finish. Last fall at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”, he raced among the top-five until a loose wheel took him out of the mix.

“Our TaxSlayer team is excited for some short-track racing at Bristol this week. As a company, we’ve been fortunate to run well at Bristol, but we had a wheel mishap last fall that we never could recover from. Still, we have confidence heading up there and that’s a testament to everyone on this team and all their hard work. We’ve started the season strong, and aside from a struggle last week at Vegas, I think we’re on the right track and focused.”

It is a historic weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway for JR Motorsports, as the company makes its 500th NASCAR Nationwide Series start. In its 10th year of NNS competition, JRM has accumulated 13 wins with five different drivers, including Ron Fellows, Brad Keselowski, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith. Keselowski tops the company’s win list with six, while current driver Smith holds four victories. Additionally, the organization has notched
97 top-five and 210 top-10 finishes with seven poles and 1,776 laps led.

Smith leads all Nationwide Series regulars in the laps led category with 35. Among all NNS competitors, he sits third on the lap leaders list.

Smith will appear at the Bristol Motor Speedway Guest Welcome stage on Saturday, March 15 at 11:45 a.m. ET. for a
Q & A session with fans.

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.

Smith at Bristol (NNS):

  Starts 8
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 1
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Start 21.0
  Avg. Finish 26.4

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 3
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 3
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 35
  Avg. Start 12.3
  Avg. Finish 6.3

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 139
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 13
  Top 10's 29
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 363
  Avg. Start 19.0
  Avg. Finish 21.3