Regan Ready To Rev Up College Football Season Kickoff

No. 7 Chevrolet

In celebration of the opening weekend of college football, Regan Smith’s No. 7 will showcase a football-themed TaxSlayer Bowl paint scheme in Atlanta. The branding will help promote the TaxSlayer Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 2, 2015,at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The game will air at 3:20 p.m. ET on ESPN.

“No doubt about it, 300 miles at Atlanta can be a handful. It’s a challenge and it’s one that I’m looking forward to. Our TaxSlayer team is certainly up for the challenge. Drivers like having the option of moving their line around. Throughout the race you’ll see guys moving all over the place and trying to determine where their car works best. With as fast as the tires give up, there is a lot of sliding around there too. It’ll be a lot of fun.”

The 7 team will unload chassis No. 893 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This will be the second time the team will have used this chassis. Smith previously drove it to a 10th-place finish earlier this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Smith has three top-10 efforts in the five events at 1.5-mile facilities in 2014, bringing his season-long tally to six top-five and 19 top-10 finishes.

According to NASCAR Statistical Services, Smith leads all NNS regulars in his percentage of laps run on the lead lap in 2014. He has spent 3,785 of 4,006 (94.48%) laps on the lead circuit. He also ranks third among NNS regulars in both driver rating (99.6) and average running position (8.792) in the 2014 season.

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Smith at Iowa (NNS):

  Starts 3
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 1
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 3
  Avg. Start 16.0
  Avg. Finish 17.7

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 23
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 6
  Top 10's 19
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 110
  Avg. Start 9.5
  Avg. Finish 8.7

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 159
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 18
  Top 10's 45
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 438
  Avg. Start 17.8
  Avg. Finish 19.8