Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/31/14

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 19: Regan Smith, driver of the #01 DEI/The Principal Financial Group Chevrolet, prepares to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 19, 2008 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Regan Smith will drive the full NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports next season. This week at Homestead-Miami Speedway Smith will get an early start behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet. Smith will join Danica Patrick (No. 7) and Cole Whitt (No. 88) as JR Motorsports fields three cars this weekend. “I’m thrilled about this opportunity. Being a part of JR Motorsports and the direction it’s heading means a lot to me. I think running at Homestead will give us a great head start on 2013,” said Smith.  “Our goal is to be the team that dominates races and contends for a championship. Races like this go a long way in helping the driver and team get acclimated to each other. I know a lot of the guys at JRM already, so this weekend will be a lot of fun, too. I’m looking forward to working with both Cole and Danica. I think there is a lot we all can learn from one another.” Hendrickcars.com will be the primary sponsor of the car. During Dale Earnhardt Jr’s absence at the S...
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