Smith Heads For Final Round Of Dash 4 Cash In Iowa

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Regan Smith will join Trevor Bayne, Ty Dillon and Brian Scott as NNS regulars vying for $100,000 in Nationwide Insurance’s final round of Dash 4 Cash this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The highest finisher of the group will walk away the victor in the last of the four-round series. Smith became the first driver to win the payout in round one at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

 “We’ve been working really hard to get the car up front again. Last week we had a ton of speed; the race strategy just didn’t play out for us. We unloaded well and had a strong car all weekend, and I know we can do the same at Iowa this weekend.”

“Iowa has been a good track for our 7 team. Short track racing can be challenging and frustrating at times, but if things go right it’s a lot of fun. It’s going to be important to get all we can at Iowa. Looking ahead to the two road courses coming up in August, those have become wild-card races, so a solid showing in Iowa could really go a long way over this stretch.”

Smith’s most recent visit to Iowa Speedway resulted in a third-place finish, his best short-track effort of 2014. That finish equaled his best short-track result since coming to JR Motorsports, as he finished third at Richmond in September 2013.

Smith owns the best average running position at Iowa Speedway among Nationwide Series regulars with a 4.799, according to NASCAR statistical services. Teammate Chase Elliott holds the runner up spot in that category with a 5.340. In green-flag speed at Iowa Speedway, Elliott leads NNS regulars and Smith is a close second. Overall, the pair trails only Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski in that category.

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Smith at Iowa (NNS):

  Starts 3
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 2
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 59
  Avg. Start 3.7
  Avg. Finish 7.0

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 19
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 4
  Top 10's 16
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 108
  Avg. Start 10.2
  Avg. Finish 9.0

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 155
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 16
  Top 10's 42
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 436
  Avg. Start 18.1
  Avg. Finish 20.1