New Points Leader Sets His Sights On Dover

No. 7 Breyers Chevrolet

Smith enters this weekend with the Nationwide Series points lead for the first time in nine weeks, and riding a string of 11 consecutive top-10 finishes. Last weekend, Smith’s seventh-place effort at Charlotte Motor Speedway along with JRM teammate Chase Elliott’s misfortune put him atop the standings. Additionally, a JRM team car has held the top spot in the championship for the season’s entirety.
“I like seeing Dover coming up on the schedule because it’s one of my favorite tracks. With that said, it’s still a challenge for the drivers. There is a lot going on there and any time you have a narrow, self-cleaning track, you really have to be aware of your surroundings. Someone else’s mistake can ruin your day pretty quickly. Getting into a rhythm is key. Dover is a rhythm track and you need a car that is working well through the corners because you spend so much time through there.”

Smith’s best finish at the “Monster Mile” came in the spring of 2013 with JR Motorsports. He finished ninth, notching his first top-10 at the one-mile facility.

Smith’s career stats on concrete tracks with JRM include three top-10s in five starts. His average finish in those races is 12.2.

In its first of two races on the year, Breyers Ice Cream will be on board with Smith and the No. 7 team at Dover International Speedway. Breyers, an American classic since 1866, is part of the Unilever family. The company joins Best Foods, Hellmann’s and Ragu as other Unilever brands with primary paint schemes this season.

In preparation for upcoming NNS races at Road America, Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio, Smith and the Ryan Pemberton-led No. 7 team participatedin a road course test at Virginia International Raceway on Tuesday.

Smith will be available to the NASCAR media on Friday, May 30, at 9:15 a.m. EST in the Dover International Speedway media center.

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 Dover (NNS):

  Starts 8
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 1
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Start 15.4
  Avg. Finish 20.4

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 11
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 3
  Top 10's 11
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 55
  Avg. Start 10.5
  Avg. Finish 6.8

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 147
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 15
  Top 10's 37
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 383
  Avg. Start 18.5
  Avg. Finish 20.5