It’s Gonna Be Great At Iowa Speedway

No. 7 / Great Clips Chevrolet

Great Clips is on board with Regan Smith and the No. 7 team this weekend in Iowa. The world’s largest hair salon brand, Great Clips is in its second year with JR Motorsports, but this marks its initial primary partnership on the 7 car. Great Clips is also an associate partner on Chase Elliott’s No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet this season.

“Heading into this race last year, I didn’t know what to expect. I had never raced at Iowa or even seen the track before so it was new for me. Now after having raced there twice last season, I can tell you it’s a fantastic track. It’s extremely racy. It’s called a short track but with the speeds we carry there, it’s almost like a speedway.”

“Our Great Clips team is excited. This weekend is a great opportunity to race for a win and capitalize on points. I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to the points, just trying to get the best out of every race. We’ll head to Iowa with the same mentality.”

Smith boasts an average starting spot of 3.5 at Iowa Speedway. It’s his best average start at any facility with JRM. In addition to qualifying on the outside pole at Iowa in the second of two trips there in 2013, Smith has amassed one top-10 finish and led 59 laps in two starts at the .875-mile track.

Smith is still clicking off consistent finishes, notching top-10s in all nine starts this season. He remains the only NNS regular with that distinction.

Following a solid third-place showing at Talladega, Smith made headway on points leader Chase Elliott, gaining 16 markers on his JRM teammate. Smith dropped a position to Talladega race winner Elliott Sadler, and now sits third, a mere three points out of the top spot.

JRM driver Regan Smith will participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. C.T. in the fan midway area.

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 Iowa (NNS):

  Starts 2
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 1
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 59
  Avg. Start 3.5
  Avg. Finish 9.0

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 9
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 2
  Top 10's 9
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 55
  Avg. Start 11.6
  Avg. Finish 7.2

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 145
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 14
  Top 10's 35
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 383
  Avg. Start 18.7
  Avg. Finish 20.7