Regan Smith
Regan Smith
36-Year-Old Driver  
JR Motorsports
JR Motorsports
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Made just 2 starts for JRM last season with 21st- and 13th-place finishes on those road courses. Largely retired from the sport, but still open to some part-time spot starts. No 2020 plans have been announced as of mid-January. Read Past Outlooks
Road Course Starts for JRM
XFINITY Series
June 21, 2019
Smith is temporarily trading in the microphone for the familiarity of a steering wheel this summer. Smith broke the news on "NASCAR Race Hub," and JR Motorsports confirmed that he'll return to his former team to drive the No. 8 Chevrolet in NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Aug. 10) and Road America (Aug. 24), NASCAR.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith has been busy this season doing pit reporting and analyst work for FOX Sports, but he'll get in a couple of road course starts for JR Motorsports later this summer. The veteran driver will pilot the No. 8 Chevy Camaro at Mid-Ohio and Road America for the team. Smith is a past winner at Mid-Ohio, so he does posses the road course gift. He'll make two steady starts for JRM in these events.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Regan Smith
DraftKings NASCAR: Bojangles' Southern 500
219 days ago
At Darlington Speedway where position is key, Denny Hamlin will roll off in ninth position, plus he has two wins at the track and has been the hottest driver recently.
DraftKings NASCAR: Can-AM 500
DraftKings NASCAR: Can-AM 500
November 10, 2018
November 10, 2018
Despite his heavy penalties following Texas, Kevin Harvick still a good pick for Phoenix, as he’s been the best at the track recently and has some extra motivation to succeed this week.
DraftKings NASCAR: First Data 500
October 27, 2018
C.J. Radune’s safer lineup option pairs springtime Martinsville winner Clint Bowyer with Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
DraftKings NASCAR: Hollywood Casino 400
October 19, 2018
C.J. Radune says that Clint Bowyer’s two top-fives and six top-10s make him a good choice for higher-risk lineups this weekend.
DraftKings NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400
September 21, 2018
C.J. Radune notes that Clint Bowyer was quick in Friday’s opening practices and has typically been very good at Richmond, with two wins at the track and a ninth-place finish in the spring.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
2014
2008
Smith was largely retired from racing last season and working as a TV pit reporter at NASCAR events. He did step into the No. 95 Toyota of Leavine Family Racing near the end of the season to relieve Kasey Kahne in that car. In 11 starts he earned one Top-10 finish. We don't expect to see Smith racing in 2019, and expect him to return to NASCAR television work.
Smith saw his team at Tommy Baldwin Racing close at the conclusion of the 2016 season. The NASCAR veteran is now a free agent driver and is searching for opportunities to drive in all three national touring series of NASCAR. UPDATE - Smith signed with Ricky Benton Racing to drive the No. 92 Ford truck in the Camping World Truck Series. He will race in only a part-time capacity this season. Probably 12 of the 23 events.
Smith signed on in January to replace Michael Annett in the No. 7 TBR Chevrolet in 2016.
Smith will be demoted to full-time racing in the Nationwide Series this season, but he gets a major upgrade in team performance. The former Furniture Row Racing driver takes the wheel of JR Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet this season. Smith made one start for this team at the end of 2012. It resulted in a victory in the season finale at Homestead. This is likely a preview of what’s to come from this driver and team in 2013. Smith hasn’t raced full-time in this series since 2006 and he’s never enjoyed that much success in Nationwide racing, but that’s of little concern. Smith is a much more polished driver now than in 2006, and he’s got one of the top teams in the series at his disposal.
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Subbing for Kasey Kahne at Indy
NASCAR
September 7, 2018
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 95 Chevrolet for Leavine Family Racing, will not compete in this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to lingering effects from extreme heat exhaustion following last weekend's events at Darlington Raceway. Smith will serve as the team's substitute driver this weekend at Indianapolis in the No. 95 WRL General Contractors Chevrolet, Leavine Family Racing PR reports.
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Subbing for Aric Almirola at Dover
NASCAR
June 1, 2017
Smith, who filled in for the injured Aric Almirola at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will once again pilot the No. 43 Smithfield Ford this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
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Will replace Aric Almirola in Charlotte
NASCAR
May 17, 2017
Smith will be racing in Aric Almirola's place at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bob Pockrass of ESPN reports.
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Finds Part-time Truck Series Ride
Camping World Truck
February 8, 2017
If you thought Smith might not find a ride in any of NASCAR's national series this year, think again. The journeyman driver has landed a 12-race deal with Ricky Benton Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, which puts him on the track while also helps keep his options open to drive in the Cup Series should something come along, jeffgluck.com reports.
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Searching for NASCAR Ride
NASCAR Cup
February 4, 2017
Smith told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Friday that he's looking for a ride for the upcoming NASCAR season and didn't rule out running in any of the top three national series, NBC Sports reports.
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