Originally written September 28, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
DENVER, Colo. – When you mention Dover International Speedway to Regan Smith, he lights up with excitement. He always has a glowing review for the all-concrete oval, known as the Monster Mile. “Dover is one of my favorite racetracks, I love racing there,” stated Smith. “I guess if you look at my Dover record you wouldn’t think I would have these likeable feelings about the track. But I do, and feel that we had some good runs at Dover recently, but either got caught up in an accident or had mechanical problems.” Smith’s aim in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover will be to drive the No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet to his best Sprint Cup finish at the one-mile circuit. In nine starts at Dover, Smith’s best result of 17th came in last year’s fall race. “Let’s just say if we don’t better that mark of 17th, I would be disappointed,” noted Smith. In two of the last three races at Dover, Smith had a solid run going, but a broken track bar mount (June 2011) and a multicar accident (June 2012) spoiled any chance of collecting a strong finish. “I just know our Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet can produce at this track, but you need to avoid those major issues,” explained the 29-year-old Smith. Smith, who is 23rd in driver points, is coming off a 16th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “New Hampshire was one of those races where we had a decent result, but struggled for most of the race with handling problems,” said Smith. “We’re so close to making it happen and that gets a little frustrating. If we can put it all together at Dover then I am confident of securing one of our best results of the season.” But before Furniture Row Racing takes on the Monster Mile in Sunday’s race, Smith says that a strong qualifying effort will be high on the priority list.  “You can get lapped early on this track and that’s why starting up front is so important,” stated Smith. Prior to last week’s New Hampshire race, Smith had consecutive top-10 qualifying efforts of third in Richmond and seventh in Chicago.
PLAYERS: Regan Smith
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Suspended KeiVarae Russell: Notre Dame becoming ridiculous

Antrel Rolle: Amukamara improved after losing virginity

High school football player dies after suffering head injury

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

WATCH: LeBron James makes one special Cavs fan’s night

10 most shocking developments so far in 2014 NFL season

WATCH: Matthew McConaughey gives pep talk to Longhorns

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Amukamara better after lost virginity?

H.S. player dies after suffering head injury

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.