Regan Smith - Haas Automation Racing Team Report

Haas Automation Racing Team Report
Round 2 of 36 – Folds of Honor 500 – Atlanta

Car No.: 41 – Haas Automation Chevrolet

Primary Team Members:  
Driver: Regan Smith
Hometown: Cato, New York
Crew Chief: Tony Gibson
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Car Chief: Kevin Pennell
Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Engine Builder: Hendrick Motorsports
Headquarters: Concord, North Carolina
Engine Specialist: Stephen Raynor
Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Spotter: Rick Carelli
Hometown: Denver
Over-The-Wall Crew Members:  
Gas Man: Rick Pigeon
Hometown: Fairfax, Vermont
Front Tire Changer: Shane Pipala
Hometown: Frankfort Square, Illinois
Second Gas Man: Justin Wilson
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Front Tire Carrier: Jon Bernal
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
Windshield: Jay Guarneri (also serves as interior mechanic)
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Rear Tire Changer: Coleman Dollarhide
Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina
Jackman: Sean Cotten
Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina
Rear Tire Carrier: Dwayne Moore
Hometown: Griffin, Georgia
Road Crew Members:  
Truck Driver: Todd Cable and Rocky Boggs
Hometowns: Shelby, North Carolina, and Burlington, North Carolina
Tire Specialist: Jeff Zarrella
Hometown: Southington, Connecticut
Shock Specialist: Brian Holshouser
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Engineers: Johnny Klausmeier and Mike Cook
Hometowns: Perry Hall, Maryland, and Annapolis, Maryland
Mechanic: Shawn Warren
Hometown: Concord, North Carolina
Mechanic: Andy Spenner
Hometown: Hoyleton, Illinois

 Chassis No. 894:
Regan Smith will pilot Chassis No. 894 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500. It was previously a No. 10 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate Danica Patrick. It made its debut at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in October 2014, when Patrick qualified 14th and appeared to be on her way to a top-10 finish before her solid run was derailed when she was involved in an on-track incident at lap 247. Since then, Chassis No. 894 has been outfitted with a new body and will see its first laps of the season this weekend at Atlanta.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Notes of Interest:

  • The Folds of Honor 500 will mark Smith’s 174th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
  • Smith has Sprint Cup career totals of one win, three top-five finishes and 11 top-10s.
  • Smith’s best finish at the 1.54-mile oval is 14th, which he accomplished twice – in March 2010 and September 2012. Additionally, Smith has an average starting position of 31.8, an average finish of 24.3 and has completed 97.5 percent of the laps he has contested (1,919 of 1,968).
  • Smith has also made four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Atlanta, which have resulted in two top-10 finishes. Smith’s best finish is sixth, which came in his most-recent start in October 2014.
  • Double Duty - In addition to his driving duties in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race, Smith will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race.
  • Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) at Atlanta – In 19 overall starts at Atlanta, SHR-prepared Chevrolets have earned one win (Tony Stewart, 2010), three top-five finishes and seven top-10s, have been atop the leaderboard for 417 laps, and have completed 96.3 percent of the laps contested (6,028 of 6,261).

Regan Smith’s Atlanta Motor Speedway Performance Profile:

Event Start Finish Status/Laps Laps Led Earnings
2012 ×AdvoCare 500 27 14 Running, 327/327 0 $126,638
2011 AdvoCare 500 26 33 Running, 284/325 0 $109,920
2010 ×Kobalt Tools 500 38 14 Running, 341/341 0 $84,925
2009 Emory Healthcare 500 27 17 Running, 325/325 0 $103,300
2008 Kobalt Tools 500 41 38 Running, 320/325 0 $76,885
2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 32 30 Running, 322/325 0 $94,225

× Race length extended due to green-white-checkered finish.