Smith Heads for Texas Tied For The Points Lead

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Smith is currently tied for the Nationwide Series point lead with Trevor Bayne. The addition of Chase Elliott to the top-five in championship points following the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a first for JRM. It marks the first time the organization has placed two fulltime drivers in the top-five in the championship battle.
“Having some time to stop and hit the reset button is a positive thing. An off weekend is good for that. It certainly isn’t common place in this sport but it was a positive for our team. We’ve been clicking off top-10s since Phoenix, but we all know that isn’t going to be good enough. We can do much better. Now is our time to regroup and refocus. Texas is a great track where we’ve had some success. The goal is to get back to running up front and winning races.”

For the first time in JRM’s 10-year history in Nationwide Series competition, the organization will enter four cars in this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. JRM has fielded three cars in the season’s first five races. However, Texas will mark its first event with four entries. Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88), Chase Elliott (No. 9), Kevin Harvick (No. 5) and Regan Smith (No. 7) will all race under the JRM banner at TMS.

In seven NNS starts at Texas, Smith’s best finishes have come behind the wheel of a JRM Chevrolet. With two starts to his credit with the team at the 1.5-mile track, he has earned finishes of seventh and sixth, respectively.

Fans are invited to meet JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith for autographs at Kroger Store #542 in the Alliance Town Center (3300 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, Texas) on Thursday from 2 p.m.—3 p.m. local time.

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Smith at Texas (NNS):

  Starts 7
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 2
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 4
  Avg. Start 19.9
  Avg. Finish 21.3

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 5
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 5
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 35
  Avg. Start 11.0
  Avg. Finish 7.8

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 141
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 13
  Top 10's 31
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 363
  Avg. Start 18.9
  Avg. Finish 21.1