Regan Smith Food City 300 Race Preview

DRIVER: Regan Smith / No. 7 Breyers Chevrolet
RACE: Food City 300 (300 laps / 159.9 miles)
TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway
DATE: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Quotes | Regan Smith
“We’re excited to head to Bristol. Finishing second last week definitely gave us some momentum going into this weekend. That’s going to be big over this final stretch, and we’ll do our best to keep it rolling.

“I’ve been trying to not overanalyze the points situation this year. But now with 10 races to go until Homestead, it’s time to start positioning yourself. Our Breyers team has done a great job staying within striking distance of Chase (Elliott). With some of the bad luck and misfortunes we’ve experienced over the past couple months, that’s really all you can ask for. What’s going to be important now is minimizing mistakes. There was a lot I took away from last year in terms of how to race for a championship. We can use that to our advantage this time around.”

Notes | No. 7 Team

AT BRISTOL WITH JRM: Smith has accumulated two top-10 finishes in three starts for JR Motorsports at Bristol. Additionally, he has never qualified outside the top seven in those starts.

NIGHT STATS: In seven night races in 2014, Smith has notched a top-10 finish in five events, including top-10 efforts in both night races at short tracks (Iowa Speedway and Richmond International Raceway). Six of JR Motorsports’ seven victories in 2014 have come in night races.

SWEET RIDE WITH BREYERS: Breyers returns as primary sponsor for Smith and the No. 7 team for the second and final time this year. Breyers Ice Cream, 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.

REGAN SMITH TWITTER CHAT: Smith will participate in a Twitter chat on behalf of partner America’s Power on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 5:40 - 6 p.m. ET. Fans are invited to submit a question to Smith’s handle @ReganSmith and include #AskAmericasPower with their questions.

MEET SMITH AT AMERICA’S POWER DISPLAY: Smith will appear at the America’s Power display on Friday, Aug. 22, at 2:30 p.m. ET to sign autographs for fans. The display is located in the Bristol Motor Speedway fan concourse.

MEDIA INFORMATION
TV: ESPN (7 p.m. ET)
RADIO: PRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (7 p.m. ET)
PRACTICE: 8/21, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
FINAL PRACTICE: 8/21, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING: 8/22, 3:40 p.m. ET (FS1)
GREEN FLAG: 8/22, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS
1. Chase Elliott........................................................ 792
2. Regan Smith........................................................-10
3. Elliott Sadler ......................................................... -16
4. Ty Dillon................................................................... -28
5. Brian Scott ............................................................ -42
6. Trevor Bayne....................................................... -52
7. Chris Buescher ................................................ -144
8. Brendan Gaughan ...................................... -166
9. Ryan Reed......................................................... -190
10. James Buescher.......................................... -206