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Regan Smith

Team: Tommy Baldwin Racing-7
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 160

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Regan Smith and his wife Megan welcomed a new daughter Eliza Grace into the world while the rest of us watched the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Ty Dillon drove Smith’s car to a 27th-place finish in that race.
Drivers often perform better the week after the birth of a child, so Smith should be considered one of this week’s top dark horse picks. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a driver’s track that rewards skill over horsepower. Sep 19 - 3:51 PM

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Ty Dillon will fill in for Regan Smith in the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) Chevrolet this week. Smith will return home to be with his wife at the birth of their child, according to

Smith finished respectably well at Darlington Raceway two weeks ago and Dillon is capable of turning this car as fast as it will go. Based on the performance of TBR on this track type in 2016, look for a result in the high-20s this week. Dillon will start the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 33rd, so he should earn positive place-differential points.
Sep 16 - 4:53 PM

At first glance, Regan Smith would seem to be a solid dark horse for Darlington Raceway. He won the 2011 Southern 500, has one more top-15, and a top-20 in six starts. Fantasy owners will want to take a closer look at when and for whom those results were scored, however.

Smith’s most recent trip around this track in Cup competition came in 2013 racing for James Finch. He finished respectably in 24th after starting 27th. Four of his other results were for Barney Visser, including his win. He finished 29th for Dale Earnhardt Inc. Smith has never raced for an organization that is as lightly-funded as the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team, so he should be avoided this week. Still, he has a perfect record of running at the end of the day at Darlington.
Sep 3 - 11:44 AM

Regan Smith has finished consistently in the 30s in three short track races this year. His best result was also his most recent one when he finished 32nd at Richmond International Raceway.

On the other hand, Smith’s worst result came at Bristol Motor Speedway where he finished 37th with crash damage. Smith should be evaluated for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, but not started.
Aug 18 - 5:15 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 7 Chevrolet SS in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol, Regan Smith will take his turn in the JR Motorsports' No. 88 Dale's Pale Ale Camaro for Friday night's XFINITY Series (NXS) Food City 300.

Smith has 12 previous NXS starts at BMS, which includes one top five and four top 10s. He finished ninth in this race last year in the Dale’s Pale Ale Camaro. The No. 88 Camaro is currently fourth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series owner standings, 62 markers behind the leader.-JR Motorsports
Aug 17 - 11:57 AM

Regan Smith fell 13 laps off the pace at Watkins Glen International last week and provided a little breathing room for Chris Buescher. Smith sits 32nd in the points standings and was nine markers behind Buescher—who is trying to make up ground on David Ragan in 30th—before the Cheez-it 355. Smith is now 14 points out of 31st with an average finish this season of 28.5.

That means Buescher needs to stay at least three positions with Smith while making up one spot on Ragan each week. It is a lot easier to race while looking out
Aug 10 - 7:08 PM

Regan Smith finished third in the Pennsylvania 400, which ties his second-best career finish. He won the 2011 Southern 500 and finished third that same year in the Brickyard 400.

Those both are marquee races, but this may very well top them because it came with the lightly-funded Tommy Baldwin Racing team. He needed strategy to get into third and was passed on the final green flag lap for second, but he outperformed his salary cap by a wide margin. This is his second top-10 finish of the season. His other strong run came on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway wild card track of Daytona International Speedway.
Aug 1 - 4:29 PM

Regan Smith missed three years at Pocono Raceway, but he returned to the track this spring and finished just outside of the midline mark in 22nd.

Smith is one of the cheaper options most weeks in salary cap games, so he was a good value with the points he earned through a 22nd-place finish. He qualified 35th and added seven place-differential points to his total.
Jul 28 - 8:56 PM

Regan Smith could be a dark horse contender to finish in the top 25 at Kentucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts. He has two such finishes on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in 2016 with a best of 23rd at Kansas Speedway.

In his most recent outing on this course type, Smith earned a 28th at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coke 600. He is not going to anchor any roster, but could be an acceptable pick to extend one’s cap value. Smith was 33rd fastest in Thursday’s practice.
Jul 7 - 8:56 PM

Regan Smith began the season on a high note with an eighth-place finish in the Daytona 500, but four more top-25s and a couple of 28th-place results have made him worthy of starting when he fits a salary cap plan. One has to guess correctly about when to start him, however.

Pessimists will note that more than half his starts ended outside the top 30 and with only 40 cars in attendance each week one needs greater performance to have a reasonable Fantasy Power Ranking.
Jun 17 - 2:07 PM

Regan Smith got the 2016 season off to a strong start with an eighth-place finish in the Daytona 500, but that race plays by its own rules. In the 10 unrestricted, intermediate speedway races this season, he has scored three top-25s, however, and made a reasonable fill-in pick.

Smith’s best results came at Kansas Speedway and Auto Club Speedway with 23rds. He also finished 25th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That is not the track type on which everyone expected him to excel, so his performance made him a decent differentiator.
May 21 - 4:45 PM

Regan Smith has not had a lot of success on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, but his last two efforts have an asterisk. He sustained crash damage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway this spring to finish 25th and 31st.

Smith lost only one lap at Vegas, however, and salvaged a 25th-place finish. The Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7 has occasionally rallied to score decent results, but with smaller fields in 2016 they have not made up much ground via attrition and that seems to impact their average finish.
May 5 - 4:02 PM

Tommy Baldwin Racing's No. 7 Chevrolet will pay tribute to 1992 NASCAR Cup champion Alan Kulwicki during Darlington Raceway's throwback weekend in September.

The No. 7 Road Rippers/Toy State design echoes the familiar paint scheme that Kulwicki drove to Victory Lane in three of his five career wins. Regan Smith, the 2011 winner of the Southern 500, said of his paint scheme honoring Kulwicki, "It is a neat deal for me, I grew up watching him, Davey (Allison) and Bill (Elliott) battle it out for the '92 championship. I am really looking forward to getting the No. 7 Road Rippers/Toy State Chevrolet on track Labor Day weekend."-140 BUZZ
Apr 20 - 3:26 PM

JR Motorsports (JRM) and Dale’s Pale Ale, the first craft beer to be featured in a can, have announced a multi-year extension that will see the brand sponsor JRM’s No. 88 Chevrolet in three NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races in 2016-17.

The No. 88 Dale’s Pale Ale Chevrolet will make its season debut on Aug. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway with Regan Smith returning to JRM to drive in the event. Additionally, the brand will receive associate placement on the No. 1 Chevrolet with driver Elliott Sadler for the 2016 season.-JRM
Apr 7 - 10:15 AM

In his first two races this season, Regan Smith experienced his best finish of the year with an eighth in the Daytona 500 and his worst of 34th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His last three attempts have all ended in the 20s.

That is where Smith can be expected to run for most of the season. His average result of 23.6 ties him with Kyle Larson for 24th on that chart and could make him a fill-in driver once the remainder of one’s salary cap is set.
Apr 1 - 12:56 PM