Smith Looks For Speed In Texas

No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet

The first of two visits to Texas Motor Speedway each season has been the better for Smith and the No. 7 team. In the spring races, Smith has Driver Ratings of 101.2 and 104.7. In the fall, his Driver Ratings have been 98.0 and 93.9.

We’ve made some good progress on the intermediate tracks this season, and I’m looking forward to getting to Texas to apply what we’ve learned. We have had speed in the cars all season, and speed is what you need at Texas. Our pit calls have been good and given us good track position, so it’s just a matter of working out some of the smaller details during the race, so that we can compete for top-fives and victories. ”

REPEAT PERFORMANCE?
The last time Smith raced on a 1.5-mile track, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he finished third. It marked his best finish of the season.

NUMBERS GAME
In the five races so far this season, Smith has averaged a seventh-place starting spot. On 1.5-mile tracks, Smith has started third and seventh, making his average a stellar 5.0 per start.

LAST CHANCE
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MULTIMEDIA MAVEN
This season, Smith is teaming with Dirty Mo Radio to present his own podcast called JR Motorsports Up Front. Released on Thursdays, the wide-ranging radio program features Regan’s take on the week’s racing, events of the day in the sport—and outside the sport as well--and whatever else comes through the wires. It features a revolving door of guests and is available for download through iTunes or by clicking on www.dalejr.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA
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 Texas (NXS):

  Starts 9
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 0
  Top 10's 3
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Start 16.8
  Avg. Finish 18.6


Smith 2015 Season Stats (NXS):

  Starts 5
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 4
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 19
  Avg. Start 7.0
  Avg. Finish 13.0


Smith Career Stats (NXS):

  Starts 174
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 20
  Top 10's 56
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 480
  Avg. Start 17.3
  Avg. Finish 19.0