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Talladega - No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Preview
Oct 10, 2018

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SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Talladega, Regan Smith has an average start of 25.8 and an average finish of 22.9.  He’s completed 2,269 of 2,668 (85.0 percent) career laps and has led for a total of 11 laps.  Smith has earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the 2.66-mile track, with his best finish being fifth in 2012.

RACE INFO: The 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 14th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

4/29/2007

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

22

Finish

24

Laps

192 / 192

Status

Running

Date

4/27/2008

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

29

Finish

21

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

10/5/2008

Event

Amp Energy 500

Start

4

Finish

18

Laps

190 / 190

Status

Running

Date

4/6/2009

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

6

Finish

15

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

11/1/2009

Event

Amp Energy 500

Start

43

Finish

39

Laps

99 / 191

Status

Engine

Date

4/25/2010

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

31

Finish

38

Laps

100 / 200

Status

Engine

Date

10/31/2010

Event

Amp Energy Juice 500

Start

39

Finish

12

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

4/17/2011

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

18

Finish

15

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

10/23/2011

Event

Good Sam Club 500

Start

22

Finish

30

Laps

180 / 188

Status

Crash

Date

5/6/2012

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

31

Finish

40

Laps

15 / 194

Status

Engine

Date

10/7/2012

Event

Good Sam 500

Start

28

Finish

5

Laps

189 / 189

Status

Running

Date

5/5/2013

Event

Aaron's 499

Start

34

Finish

6

Laps

192 / 192

Status

Running

Date

5/1/2016

Event

GEICO 500

Start

25

Finish

32

Laps

168 / 188

Status

Running

Date

10/23/2016

Event

Hellmann's 500

Start

29

Finish

25

Laps

192 / 192

Status

Running

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega (Cummulative):

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

14

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

2

Poles

0

 

Smith's 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

Starts

5

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

10

Avg. Start

29.6

Avg. Finish

19.8

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

Starts

218

Wins

1

Top 5

4

Top 10

13

Poles

0

Laps Led

64

Avg. Start

23.8

Avg. Finish

24.9

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Regan Smith: “Talladega is one of my favorite places to race at because I enjoy drafting on the speedways.  I’ve had some success at Talladega, so that’s always nice and gives you a little confidence going into the weekend.  A lot of this weekend is purely about the driver and spotter because you’re going to have what you have car-wise.  We always find out if some cars can lead better than others while some cars can push better than others, but you want to figure out which type of car you have in practice.  Beyond that, you’re basically out there fighting for every spot you can get and putting yourself in the best aero-position that you can for the end of the race based on your car.  It’s all about understanding if you have a car that is going to need to make a last-lap pass or do you have a car that can lead and manipulate the draft so that you know where you want to be when we take the white flag.  I don’t have a preference when it comes to coming up with a game plan for where to run during a race at Talladega.  I’ve wrecked riding around in the back, I’ve wrecked racing in the front, I’ve made it through races riding in the back, and I’ve made it through races riding in the front.  You really just have to see how the race is playing out honestly.  If it looks like it’s going to be a calm and tame race, then you could get caught a lap down very easily there in a matter of 15 laps, so you need to play your cards right.  Some of it is a feel thing and we might not even know how things are going to change as the race goes along, so Talladega involves being able to go with the flow and adapting.”

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “Talladega is always a wild card.  We work hard all season to gain points, but those four speedway races during the season at Daytona and Talladega can really make or break you.  It's a race where smaller teams can run up front all race long and can have chances to capitalize on others’ misfortunes. We have it circled on our calendar as a race where we can go compete for the win at. We've run well at every restrictor plate race so far this year, and we’re bringing the same car we finished fourth with at Daytona in July after running laps out front.  As far as trying to set up a strategy for Talladega, you can't really plan. The game script changes every lap and it’s a lot of thinking on your feet and making deals with cars you're running around.  It usually turns into a free-for-all and you have to take things as they come.”


No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Regan Smith                         
Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard
Car Chief: Matt Kimball                        
Spotter: Doug Campbell
Engineer: J.R. Houston                        
Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez
Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        
Mechanic: Bill Mares                    
Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze
Tire Specialist: Tony Ramierz          
Jackman: Jonathan Willard
Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                       
Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin
Front Changer: Chris Winchell      
Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

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