Regan Smith Debuts Best Foods at Auto Club Speedway

Best Foods, a sister brand to Hellmann’s under the Unilever umbrella, is featured on Smith’s No. 7 Chevrolet at California this weekend. This marks the only race for Best Foods this season, which is sold exclusively in locations west of the Rockies. The Hellmann’s brand will be back on board the No. 7 when the series returns to the east coast races at Richmond International Raceway and will partner with the No. 5 at Daytona International Speedway.

“It’s been a solid start to the season with our No. 7 team. With the competitive nature of this bunch and the entire JRM organization, you’re always looking for improvement. You have to be. So that has been a lot of our focus through these first four weeks. We have a lot of talent on this team, but the fact remains this is still a new team and we’re still all learning each other. The good thing is we aren’t lacking in effort or focus. We are unloading better and better each week. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do with our Best Foods Chevy in Fontana. It was a great race for us last year, and I know we can do even better this time around.”

SMITH AND 7 TEAM CONTINUE TOP-10 STREAK
Following Smith’s 10th -place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend, the 7 team has now notched top-10 efforts in the first four weeks of Nationwide Series competition and tallied an average finish of 7.2. The streak began with Smith’s season-opening win at Daytona. His longest run of consecutive top-10’s stands at 11, earned last season beginning in Las Vegas Motor Speedway and continuing through his mid-summer win at Michigan International Speedway.

FAST AT FONTANA
Smith’s third-place run in the No. 7 Chevrolet at California last year was his career-best effort at the two-mile facility. It also marked his first NNS start there since 2007.

SHOWING TWO-MILE STRENGTH
Driving under the JRM banner, Smith has tallied one win and two top-five finishes at two-mile facilities (Auto Club Speedway and Michigan International Speedway). He is averaging a finish of 2.0 in those events and has led a total of 14 laps.

JRM DRIVERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NNS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
JRM drivers Regan Smith and Chase Elliott will participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at Auto Club Speedway on Friday, March 21 from 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. P.T. in the fan midway area.

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.