REGAN SMITH NEWS

NSCS: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Delayed Due to Rain, Inspection Issues Continue

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was scheduled to start at 1:16 pm EST, though would start at 2:13 pm EST due to rain. If the race had started on time, though, there would have been drivers that would’ve missed the start of the race. AJ Allmendinger, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, JJ Yeley, Josh Wise and Kevin Harvick were still going through inspection.  By the time the race started...
Via On Pit Road
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Hisense 250 Starting Lineup

HAMPTON, Ga. — Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang will start on the pole for the Hisense 250 from Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is Logano’s second pole in as many days as he took the will lead the field to green on Sunday in the Sprint Cup race, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Brian Scott will start on the outside of row 1 while Regan Smith and Kyle Larson...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Logano Scores Hisense 250 Pole

JOPLIN, Mo. - Joey Logano earned the pole for Saturday’s Hisense 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Logano, who won the Daytona 500 nearly one week ago, will also start on the pole in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race. The 24-year old driver posted a fast time of 30.104 seconds, 184.162 mph. Today will be his first XFINITY Series start of 2015. Brian Scott will start on the front...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

For the first time since 2010, there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta in March (the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500). After the 2010 season NASCAR only visited Atlanta Motor Speedway once per season, which happened to be in September. This year they moved the race near the beginning of the schedule. There was a big debacle with the car inspections prior to the first qualifying...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 little-known facts about Brian Vickers' Atlanta sub, Brett Moffitt

Much of the attention at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend is on David Ragan and Regan Smith -- the substitute drivers for brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch, respectively. There's another substitute driver set to compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup race who is far less known than Ragan or Smith, however. That driver is 22-year-old Brett Moffitt, who is driving Michael Waltrip Racing's No...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wounded Warriors: Subbing for an injured driver is no easy task

When a driver gets injured, fielding the same car with a substitute driver -- even a capable and experienced one -- becomes a daunting task. Every team prepares its cars to the exact specs of its primary driver, down to details like the location of the pedals and the placement of mirrors and switches in the cockpit. Even more challenging is the fact that every driver likes his car...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Regan Smith welcomes 1st child during double-duty driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Regan Smith was quick to accept an offer to race in the Daytona 500 as Kurt Busch's replacement driver. He did have one slight concern, though, about spending an additional day in Florida. His pregnant wife, Megan, was at home in North Carolina expecting their first child. But he said the couple agreed in advance that should she go into labor, he should complete...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch fill-in Regan Smith becomes first-time dad

Regan Smith said last weekend at Daytona International Speedway that he planned to fulfill his duties as interim driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet -- even if it meant missing the birth of his first child. Smith was tapped by SHR to drive the car for Sunday's Daytona 500 after Kurt Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on the Friday before the race. "My wife...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Driver for Atlanta

While the fate of Kurt Busch for 2015 is still up in the air following his indefinite suspension, we do know one thing about the No. 41 Chevrolet. Regan Smith, who had a solid 16th place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500, will again drive the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway. SHR also said in the news release that a driver to replace Busch for the following...
Via Total Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Regan Smith to drive No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS at Atlanta

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Monday, February 23rd that Regan Smith will be the interim driver for the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith drove the car in the Daytona 500 last weekend, finishing 16th. This will mark the third time that he has served as a sub at Stewart-Haas Racing as he subbed for Tony Stewart last year at Watkins...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas sticks with fill-in Regan Smith in Atlanta

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) Stewart-Haas Racing is sticking with Regan Smith in place of suspended driver Kurt Busch. SHR made the announcement Monday, one day after Smith drove the No. 41 Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish in the Daytona 500. Smith will be behind the wheel for Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It will be his seventh Sprint Cup Series start at the track. The 2008...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Regan Smith to drive No. 41, Erik Jones to get seat of No. 18 at Atlanta

Kurt and Kyle Busch both missed the season opening Daytona 500 on Sunday from Daytona International Speedway. The elder Busch was suspended by NASCAR after a Delaware court found that it was likely that he committed domestic violence against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. A day after Kurt Busch was suspended, younger brother Kyle suffered a leg injury in the Xfinity Series...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Regan Smith Returns to Stewart-Haas Racing for Atlanta

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Regan Smith will return to the No. 41 Chevrolet in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this coming Sunday. Smith will also get additional track time on Thursday as he’ll participate in the open test session. The extra track time will be beneficial for Smith as he barely got any this past weekend...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas Racing Names Regan Smith Interim Driver for No. 41 Team at Atlanta

Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend Feb. 26-March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. The race on Sunday will be Smith’s seventh Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. His most recent Sprint Cup start at the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Regan Smith Will be Back With SHR This Weekend at Atlanta

We weren’t sure the future of the No. 41 Stewart/Haas Chevrolet entry past Daytona. Speculation was surrounding the organization that the team would just dissolve the ride until further notice. Kurt Busch was “suspended indefinitely” by NASCAR this past weekend in response to the domestic abuse case that was brought against him last November by an … Continue reading NASCAR...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas Racing names Regan Smith to drive No. 41 at Atlanta

Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. The race on Sunday will be Smith's seventh Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. His most recent Sprint Cup start at the 1.54-mile...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith Finishes 16th in Daytona 500

Regan Smith, interim driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 16th Sunday in the 57th running of the Daytona 500, the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Smith was selected to drive the No. 41 Chevrolet after Kurt Busch was indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on Friday afternoon. He...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Subs Regan Smith and Matt Crafton Post Top-20 Finishes in Daytona

Regan Smith and Matt Crafton weren’t supposed to be in the field for the Daytona 500. However, in a tale of two tapes for the Busch brothers, they were called upon to run the event. In the end, they both posted top-20 finishes. Smith was called upon to drive the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet in place of Kurt Busch after Busch was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR competition...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Crafton, Smith Post Strong Run in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Over the last 72 hours we learned that two staples on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit, Kurt and Kyle Busch, wouldn’t be racing in the Great American Race. Not racing for totally different reasons, each of the Busch brothers’ return to NASCAR is unknown. Sunday was the first time in 15 years that neither Busch brother competed in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. NASCAR...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Super-subs: Smith, Crafton survive surprise Daytona 500 starts

For the first time since 2000, the Daytona 500 was run without a Busch brother in the field. On Friday, 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR, while Kyle Busch suffered a broken leg in Saturday's Xfinity Series race. After NASCAR's decision, Xfinity Series regular Regan Smith was tapped to drive Kurt's No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fill-in drivers Smith, Crafton non-factors in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Replacement drivers Regan Smith and Matt Crafton were in the spotlight and out of contention in the Daytona 500. Smith, filling in for suspended Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing, finished 16th. Crafton, a last-minute sub for injured Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing, crossed the finish line less than 2 seconds later in 19th. It was about what should have been...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for the Alert Today Florida 300

On Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, Ryan Reed would get the run late with help from teammate Chris Buescher to score the victory in the Alert Today Florida 300.   The Picks Ronald Costigan picked Darrell Wallace Jr., Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wallace finished 12th with Busch 26th and Earnhardt 10th. Points: 33+19+34=86 Ashley McCubbin picked Regan Smith...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Regan Smith Flips Over at Daytona In Big One Triggered by Daniel Saurez

Coming into this weekend, Regan Smith had yet to experience what it was like to flip a racecar upside down. Now leaving Daytona, that is something else that he can mark in his books. With 27 laps to go, Kyle Larson would give Daniel Saurez a bump, getting the rookie sideways. Larson admitted the contact, saying on the radio, “The 18 (Saurez) kept moving up and up…and we hit...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chaos at Daytona: Regan Smith goes airborne in Xfinity Series wreck

Chaos erupted with 27 laps remaining in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series 2015 opener at Daytona International Speedway when a multi-car wreck in the tri-oval eliminated multiple drivers and sent Regan Smith's No. 7 Chevrolet rolling over once before coming to rest on all four wheels. The wreck, which began when a bump from Kyle Larson off Turn 4 sent rookie Daniel Suarez bobbling...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Regan Smith Goes Wild Ride During Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With clean racing and only one caution dominating a majority of Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the melting pot finally boiled with 35 laps to go. Being pushed by Kyle Larson on the high line of the superspeedway exiting Turn 4, series rookie Daniel Suarez lost control of his No. 18 Joe...
Via Rubbings Racing
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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