Pre-Race News and Notes: Daytona International Speedway

No. 7 Nikko RC/ Golden Corral Chevrolet
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500 | February 21, 2016
Starting Position: 27th 

New Beginnings: Just a few weeks ago, Regan and Tommy Baldwin took advantage of each others opportunities and put together a deal. 2016 marks the start of TBR's eighth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Baldwin: "This is probably the most excited our team has been heading into a season. We've put together some great people in place during the off-season and having Regan -a proven race winner - driving for us, puts the polish on our program. We're ready for Sunday."
 
Race with Regan: On Saturday, Smith will be visiting the Fanatics Trackside Superstore (10:00 a.m.) with sponsors Nikko RC and Toy State to demonstrate the use of their Nikko RC cars. 

Making a Difference: Friday morning, Smith visited children at Halifax Health's Speediatrics Unit. The hospital's pediatric wing is designed to ease the experience for ill or injured children with its motorsports-themed d├ęcor. For photos from the visit, click here.

Smith: Our goal on Thursday night was to have our primary car on the grid for the 500, and we accomplished that. We've learn some things that we can apply Sunday and I think we've got a solid car. If we make good decisions all day, well set up for the end and see what we've got. I'm ready to get this season going."

Tune In: Want to watch Regan Smith and the No. 7 Nikko RC/Golden Corral Chevrolet in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway? Race coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Coverage can also be heard on MRN affiliates and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio channel 90. The green flag is scheduled for 1:31 p.m. ET. 

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