DENVER, Colo. — After getting wrecked unnecessarily at Michigan on Sunday and seeing his top-10 momentum stalled, Regan Smith’s aim is to reignite the surge of his Furniture Row Racing team in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Michigan was a downer — we had a really good car there and felt we could have brought our Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet home with another top-10 performance,” said Smith, who posted a pair of ninth-place finishes prior to Michigan in Pocono and Watkins Glen. “But we got taken out by a move that was totally avoidable. You have to move on, and our focus right now, is to figure out a way to maneuver the Bristol half-mile track that will get us back in the top-10 finishing order.”
History will show that maneuvering Bristol’s high-banked oval has never been an easy task, and the track surface for Saturday night’s Irwin Tools 500 has added a new wrinkle for the 43 cars that will start the 500 lapper.
The half-mile track has gone th...