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Texas - No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Preview
Oct 31, 2018

No. 95 Procore Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Notes:

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SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In 11 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Texas, Regan Smith has an average start of 23.5 and an average finish of 28.6.  He’s completed 3,483 of 3,638 (95.7 percent) career laps at the 1.5-mile track located in Fort Worth, Texas.

RACE INFO: The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

 

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

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

4/6/2008

Event

Samsung 500

Start

34

Finish

35

Laps

331 / 339

Status

Running

Date

11/2/2008

Event

Dickies 500

Start

25

Finish

34

Laps

329 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/5/2009

Event

Samsung 500

Start

33

Finish

31

Laps

330 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/8/2009

Event

Dickies 500

Start

32

Finish

32

Laps

330 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/19/2010

Event

Samsung Mobile 500

Start

26

Finish

21

Laps

332 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/7/2010

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

8

Finish

22

Laps

334 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/9/2011

Event

Samsung Mobile 500

Start

5

Finish

37

Laps

212 / 334

Status

Crash

Date

11/6/2011

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

10

Finish

23

Laps

333 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/14/2012

Event

Samsung Mobile 500

Start

26

Finish

23

Laps

332 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/9/2016

Event

Duck Commander 500

Start

28

Finish

31

Laps

329 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/6/2016

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

32

Finish

26

Laps

291 / 293

Status

Running

 

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

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

11

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

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

8

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

10

Avg. Start

28.2

Avg. Finish

20.6

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

221

Wins

1

Top 5

4

Top 10

14

Poles

0

Laps Led

64

Avg. Start

23.9

Avg. Finish

24.8

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Regan Smith: “Looking ahead to this weekend at Texas, the biggest thing for me is that I haven’t been in a (Monster Energy NASCAR) Cup Series car at Texas since they repaved it.  Due to that, our weekend is going to consist of me getting acclimated to the track immediately.  Once we do that, we’ll get through qualifying and final practice to get everything all adjusted to what I need in our Procore Chevy.  I feel like we have a really good plan heading into the weekend as to how we’re going to approach all that.  I have been on the track, but I just haven’t been on it in a Cup Series car, which is quite a bit different than the truck that I ran there (November 2017).  When I raced the truck at Texas last Fall, I really enjoyed it.  Turns 3 and 4 feel almost identical while Turns 1 and 2 are completely different.  That’s where the whole challenge for this weekend is going to come in and getting me acclimated as soon as possible is what will make or break our weekend.  I certainly feel like we’re more than capable of going there this weekend and having a strong run.  Up until Kansas, I really felt as though the 1.5-mile and larger tracks were our strong suit, but I would anticipate that being the case once again for us this weekend.  We’d like to rebound from a few of our less than stellar races recently and I think that this weekend would be a great place to do it.”

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “Texas is one of my favorite racetracks. It’s a 1.5-mile track, but it’s so different than the rest of the 1.5-mile tracks we visit, especially after the repave. While the track hasn’t really widened out yet like the old Texas, it makes it even more important to bring all the speed you can and to qualify well. It will be all about strategy and track position this weekend, with really only one to two lanes of racing grooves available. Tires aren’t as big of a focus there, so calls from the box are often much more difficult and fluid during the race.  Texas can be hard to set up for. Since the repave, the two ends of the track are completely different from each other.  Turns 1 and 2 are flatter and wider while Turns 3 and 4 are more banked and have a sharper exit. You really try to focus on getting the ends as close together balance-wise as possible, but there are things you just have to compromise with and work around throughout the weekend. We had a pretty decent car there in the spring, but we've learned so much about our cars as well as Regan (Smith) these last few months that we're expanding on a few things going back this weekend. We're bringing the same car we raced at Indy with where we had a shot at getting a top-15 finish.  We’re excited to go see what we have at Texas this weekend and it’s also the home track for the Leavine family, so we want to of course have a strong run there.”


No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Regan Smith                         
Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard
Car Chief: Matt Kimball                        
Spotter: Ford Martin
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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