Smith Stays Within Striking Distance

No. 7 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet

Despite an 11th-place finish last week at Iowa, Smith is hanging tough in the battle for the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series title. He currently sits sixth, 48 points out of the lead, after 10 races. He’ll have extra teammate support this weekend as well, as JR Motorsports has entered four cars for the Charlotte event.

“To say that we, the whole No. 7 team, were disappointed in the race at Iowa would be a gross understatement. We’ve got a lot of points to make up and we had a good opportunity to do that at Iowa, but weren’t able to do it. I know there’s a lot of fight in this team, and we’re going to do whatever it takes to get those back. We have Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup making its debut on our car this weekend, and we’re going to work our tails off to start cutting that deficit down this weekend at Charlotte.”

A new sponsor for JR Motorsports this season is Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup, a family-owned company that has been producing pure maple syrup for more than 85 years. The company colors will fly from the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Regan Smith, and will again in July at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup is available at discerning grocery stores around the country.

Running up front is key in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and Smith has led two of the last three races run at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smith also has top-fives in the last two races on 1.5-mile tracks.

Fans are invited to meet JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith for autographs at Walmart in Mooresville, NC (169 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville NC) on Thursday from noon—1 p.m. local time.

Smith will take part in the annual JRM Fan Day at the Mooresville shop on Friday, May 22, signing autographs from 2-3 p.m. with other drivers in the JRM family. It’s the traditional off-day during the Charlotte race week, and there’s plenty to do for everyone. Click here or visit for more information.

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 Charlotte (NXS):

  Starts 9
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 4
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 37
  Avg. Start 14.1
  Avg. Finish 17.6

Smith 2015 Season Stats (NXS):

  Starts 10
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 3
  Top 10's 7
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 19
  Avg. Start 7.7
  Avg. Finish 12.2

Smith Career Stats (NXS):

  Starts 179
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 22
  Top 10's 59
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 480
  Avg. Start 16.9
  Avg. Finish 18.8