Regan Smith Kansas Lottery 300 Preview

DRIVER: Regan Smith / No. 7 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet
RACE: Kansas Lottery 300 (200 laps / 300 miles)
TRACK: Kansas Speedway
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Quotes | Regan Smith

“Kansas was a great race for our No. 7 team last year. We had the car to beat and got caught on pit road when a aution came out and we had to play catchup the rest of the race. I think we took away quite a few notes from that one that we can use this weekend. “The season is really starting to wind down and now is the time we have to be making gains in the points. At this point, we have to be finishing better than our competition. There isn’t any room left for mistakes or poor finishes.”

Notes | No. 7 Team

HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA GOES PINK: Smith will drive a special pink-themed Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The paint scheme is meant to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s initiative to drive awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date this season, Kevin Harvick has driven the No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet in three races. This event marks the first time the brand will be featured on JRM’s No. 7 entry with Smith.

CAREER MILESTONE: Following an eighth-place finish at Dover last weekend, Smith reached a new milestone by notching his 50th career top- 10 finish in Nationwide Series competition. Since 2012, Smith has earned 44 of his 50 top-10s driving for JR Motorsports. Additionally, he still leads all NNS regulars with 24 top-10 finishes this season.

1.5-MILE QUICK FACTS: In addition to a win (Homestead) three top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes with JR Motorsports at 1.5-mile facilities, Smith also earned a third-place finish at Kansas Speedway last season, leading a career-high 81 laps on the day.

CHASSIS INFO: Smith will drive chassis No. 893 this weekend at Kansas. Smith piloted this chassis to top-10 finishes in all three of its starts in 2014 (Atlanta, Chicagoland II and Indianapolis).

SMITH’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Smith will be available to media members on Friday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. CST in the Kansas Speedway media center.

MEDIA INFORMATION
TV: ESPN2 (3:30 p.m. ET)
RADIO: MRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (3 p.m. ET)
PRACTICE: 10/3, 12-12:50 p.m. ET (FS1)
FINAL PRACTICE: 10/3, 4-5:20 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
QUALIFYING: 10/4, 12:15 p.m. ET (FS2)
GREEN FLAG: 10/4, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS
1. Chase Elliott..................................................... 1034
2. Regan Smith........................................................-26
3. Ty Dillon................................................................... -46
4. Brian Scott ............................................................ -59
5. Elliott Sadler ......................................................... -64
6. Trevor Bayne....................................................... -99
7. Chris Buescher ................................................ -177
8. Brendan Gaughan ...................................... -220
9. Ryan Reed......................................................... -275
10. James Buescher.......................................... -278


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