Regan Smith – No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 – Talladega 2 Preview

Regan Smith – No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Preview
1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

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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:                                    S          F         Laps                Status

04/29/07          Aaron’s 499                           22        24        192/192           Running

04/27/08          Aaron’s 499                           29        21        188/188           Running

10/05/08          Amp Energy 500                    4         18        190/190           Running

04/06/09          Aaron’s 499                            6         15        188/188           Running

11/01/09          Amp Energy 500                   43        39         99/191            Engine

04/25/10          Aaron’s 499                           31        38        100/200           Engine

10/31/10          Amp Energy Juice 500          39        12        188/188           Running

04/17/11          Aaron’s 499                           18        15        188/188           Running

10/23/11          Good Sam Club 500              22        30        180/188           Crash

05/06/12          Aaron’s 499                           31        40        15/194             Engine

10/07/12          Good Sam 500                      28        5          189/189           Running

05/05/13          Aaron’s 499                           34        6          192/192           Running

05/01/16          GEICO 500                           25        32         168/188           Running

10/23/16          Hellmann’s 500                     29        25         192/192           Running

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

Races     Wins     Top 5s    Top 10s       Poles

Cumulative        14           0             1               2                0

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

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

5                0                 0                 0                    0                  10                         29.6                 19.8

Smith’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

218                1                  4                13                  0                  64                   23.8         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 Procore Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Regan Smith                          Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard

Car Chief: Matt Kimball                     Spotter: Doug Campbell

Engineer: J.R. Houston                     Mechanic: Bill Mares

Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze

Tire Specialist: Tony Ramirez          Jackman: Jonathan Willard

Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                       Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin

Front Changer: Chris Winchell         Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez

About Procore Technologies:

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