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Kansas - No. 95 Tommy Williams Drywall Camaro ZL1 Preview
Oct 16, 2018

No. 95 Tommy Williams Drywall Camaro ZL1 Notes:

SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Kansas, Regan Smith has an average start of 26.9 and an average finish of 23.4.  He’s completed 2,394 of 2,408 (99.4 percent) career laps and has led for one lap.  Smith has earned one top-10 finish with a seventh-place finish in October of 2012 at the 1.5-mile track.

RACE INFO: The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 21st. 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 Kansas:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

9/28/2008

Event

Camping World RV 400

Start

35

Finish

32

Laps

265 / 267

Status

Running

Date

10/3/2010

Event

Price Chopper 400

Start

13

Finish

26

Laps

266 / 267

Status

Running

Date

6/5/2011

Event

STP 400

Start

11

Finish

24

Laps

266 / 267

Status

Running

Date

10/9/2011

Event

Holywood Casino 400

Start

16

Finish

24

Laps

271 / 272

Status

Running

Date

4/22/2012

Event

STP 400

Start

29

Finish

24

Laps

263 / 267

Status

Running

Date

10/21/2012

Event

Holywood Casino 400

Start

39

Finish

7

Laps

267 / 267

Status

Running

Date

4/21/2013

Event

STP 400

Start

41

Finish

22

Laps

266 / 267

Status

Running

Date

5/7/2016

Event

GoBowling.com 400

Start

32

Finish

23

Laps

265 / 267

Status

Running

Date

10/16/2016

Event

Holywood Casino 400

Start

26

Finish

29

Laps

265 / 267

Status

Running

 

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

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

9

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

1

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

6

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

10

Avg. Start

26.8

Avg. Finish

18.2

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

219

Wins

1

Top 5

4

Top 10

14

Poles

0

Laps Led

64

Avg. Start

23.8

Avg. Finish

24.8

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Regan Smith: “Kansas is a track that I thoroughly enjoy.  It’s wide, it’s fast, and there’s lots of different grooves that you can run.  I love when it’s hot and slick and you can run along the wall, although it’s probably not going to be as hot this weekend as we typically see there like we would for the May race based on the weather forecast.  With the lack of downforce on the cars, I still think that we’ll be able to run up along the wall though.  Talladega was a good finish for the team in the fact that it gave us some good momentum being able to get a top-10 finish.  It lets us continue to build on that, and ever since I’ve been in the No. 95, I’ve felt like the bigger tracks have been a little more of our strong suit, so I’m excited about getting to Kansas this weekend.”

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “We didn't run up to our expectations at Kansas earlier this year back in May.  Looking ahead to this weekend, we're taking a lot of what we've recently learned this year and implemented at the past few 1.5-mile and larger tracks which we've seen some success on.  The cars change so fast, and set-up theories develop through the season, that we're actually quite a bit different than what we took to Kansas for the last race.  Kansas is so flat and smooth, that keeping the car down and into the track at all times, is the key to speed.  It’s one of those places where aero-balance changes a lot throughout the course of a run, so you're fighting that as well as fuel burn, tire fall-off, traffic, etc.  We typically fight loose going into Turn 1 with the sweeping entry and tight off of Turn 2 where the exit tightens up, much like Texas.  We're focusing on those areas and hopefully we’ll be able to find some speed with the TWD Chevrolet this weekend.  Kansas doesn’t have a ton of tire fall-off, it’s somewhere in the middle of the road of most tracks, so pit strategy usually comes into play.  I'm sure we'll have some opportunities to exploit that and then be able to work towards another good finish.”


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

About Tommy Williams Drywall

F.T. “Tommy” Williams, Jr. entered the construction industry in 1954 – it was at that time that he founded a plaster company doing projects throughout the state of Texas. As the commercial building industry evolved more heavily from plaster to drywall, it was at that time that Tommy Williams Drywall Co., Inc. was formed. Since the early 1960’s we have been providing a full line of commercial drywall services to clients across the state of Texas. In 1995 the business was sold to Tom Williams, who currently serves as President of the company. For more information about the company, visit www.tommywilliamsdrywall.com.