Regan Smith Ready for Richmond

No. 7 Chevrolet

Of the short tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit, Smith has done his best work at Richmond International Raceway. In three starts there for JRM, Smith has tallied two top-five and three top-10s with an average finish of 5.3 in those events. Smith finished third in this race last season.

 “Anytime you run well at a racetrack, it tends to make you look forward to going back. That’s the case with Richmond. It certainly hasn’t been kind to me in the past, but since I’ve been racing there with JR Motorsports, we’ve run really well. So I think we have a great opportunity in front of us this weekend to gain some points on the competition. We’re really going to have to be on our game to run with our teammate in the 9 (Chase Elliott). Those guys are strong every week. Still, I have a lot of confidence in our TaxSlayer group and we’re up to the challenge. This very well could be a championship battle that comes all the way down to the last race.”

Only nine races remain in the 2014 Nationwide Series season. In the final nine races of Smith’s 2013 championship hunt, he averaged a finishing position of 11.5 and totaled 33 points per event en route to three top-five (Kansas, Phoenix and Richmond) and four top-10 finishes (Kansas, Phoenix, Richmond and Texas).

After notching another top-10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Smith heads into Richmond with a series-best 20 top-10 finishes.

Smith will drive chassis No. 852 this weekend at Richmond. Smith piloted this chassis to four top-10 finishes (California, Charlotte, Michigan and Texas) in its five starts in 2014.

Smith will participate in the NNS autograph session at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, Sept. 5 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET in the amphitheater located behind the frontstretch grandstands.

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 Richmond (NNS):

  Starts 9
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 2
  Top 10's 3
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Start 19.7
  Avg. Finish 19.9

Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 24
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 6
  Top 10's 20
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 110
  Avg. Start 9.5
  Avg. Finish 8.6

Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 160
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 18
  Top 10's 46
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 438
  Avg. Start 17.7
  Avg. Finish 19.7