Regan Smith: ROUND ONE DASH 4 CASH WINNER

DRIVER: Regan Smith / No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet
RACE: EnjoyIllinois.com 300 (200 laps / 300 miles)
TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway
DATE: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Quotes | Regan Smith
“Our TaxSlayer team was pumped to win that first round of ‘Dash 4 Cash’ last weekend. Now we have another shot at it again at Chicago. It’s a really cool program that Nationwide has put together, and everyone wants to be part of it. I’m grateful to be one of the four competing again.

“We’re still focused on the big picture. This summer stretch can be ruthless, and we didn’t have the start we were looking for back in June. Aside from Daytona, it’s been a challenge. So we have our work cut out for us over the next couple months. There is always room for improvement and Chicago will be the place to start.”

Notes | No. 7 Team

ROUND ONE DASH 4 CASH WINNER: After winning $100,000 in round one of the Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” program, Smith automatically qualifies for round two this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Smith will do battle with other NNS regulars Chris Buescher, Elliott Sadler and Brian Scott with another $100,000 on the line for the highest finisher of the group. The same rules apply to the next two events at Indianapolis and Iowa. Smith is the only driver potentially eligible for an additional $600,000 payout in Iowa. He could do so by sweeping the first three events and then winning the Iowa race outright. With the additional $600,000, the total payout would come to $1 million.

THE FACTS: Since joining forces with JRM in 2012, Smith has amassed one win, two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes at 1.5-mile facilities with 140 laps led. Chicagoland Speedway is one of only two 1.5-mile tracks where he has yet to notch a top-10 for JRM. His best finish in five career NNS starts at Chicago is 13th.

SMITH’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Smith will be available to the NASCAR media on Friday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. local time in the Chicagoland Speedway media center.

SMITH TO PARTICIPATE IN NNS AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Regan Smith joins JRM teammates Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne, as well as other drivers who will participate in the NNS autograph session at Chicagoland Speedway, on Friday, July 18 from 4:15 – 5 p.m. local time in the fan concourse area.

MEDIA INFORMATION
TV: ESPN2 (8:30 p.m. ET)
RADIO: MRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (8 p.m. ET)
PRACTICE: 7/18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
FINAL PRACTICE: 7/18, 6:30-8 p.m. ET (FS1)
QUALIFYING: 7/19, 4 p.m. ET (FS2)
GREEN FLAG: 7/19, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS
1. Regan Smith ....................................................... 611
2. Elliott Sadler. ........................................................... -8
2. Chase Elliott......................................................... -13
4. Ty Dillon................................................................... -34
5. Brian Scott ............................................................ -51
6. Trevor Bayne ....................................................... -58
7. Brendan Gaughan. ..................................... -118
8. Chris Buescher ................................................ -125
9. James Buescher............................................. -141
10. Ryan Reed ...................................................... -155


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