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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Regan Smith capped off his homecoming weekend with a solid ninth-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup road race at Watkins Glen International.
The result was Smith’s first career top-10 in eight starts on a road course and it was also his second straight top-10 of the season — he finished 9th at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway last weekend.
Smith, a native of Cato, N.Y. (75 miles north of Watkins Glen) was steady throughout the 90-lap race even though he had some issues with his No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet on different parts of the 2.5-mile, seven-turn circuit.
“I am happy to come away with a top-10,” said Smith, who started the race from the 13th position. “We had to fight hard all day. I wasn’t overly happy with the car on a couple of spots on the track, and they were pretty crucial spots. Nonetheless, the guys worked hard in the pits with a strategy to get us up there. That’s the kind of thing you need to do when you’re not perfect on the track. In orde...
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As part of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog coverage of the NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen International, Michael makes best use of the rain delay to talk to Furniture Row Racing driver Regan Smith. They talk about Regan’s roots in New York, Watkins Glen International, possibility of a 2nd team, his new crew chief, his take on AJ Allmendinger’s situation, and we talk some hockey.
It was a good day Saturday afternoon for the Team Chevy drivers. Juan Pablo Montoya led the way by winning the pole, his second pole in a row after winning last weekend at Pocono, then Jimmie Johnson was 3rd, Ryan Newman was 6th, Tony Stewart was 7th, and Jamie McMurray was 10th. Below is quotes from those drivers and Regan Smith, who qualified 13th.
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Team Chevy drivers had very drastically different days. Jimmie Johnson led the way with a third place finish, the next Team Chevy driver was Regan Smith, who set a career high finish at Watkins Glen, coming home in ninth place. Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, and Kasey Kahne came home 11th, 12th, and 13th respectfully. A race that had such promise went off course for Jamie McMurray, finished...