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“We’ve made some changes to try to improve our company over the last several months, and we’ve seen the speed and the performance step up over the last several weeks.  We’re just putting some pieces into place to formulate what our plan will be for next year, and part of that was bringing in Regan to drive the car.” With bringing in Ryan Pemberton in and letting both Tony Eury and Tony Eury Jr., it was the beginning of changes. Other changes have come within the organization as they have been finding what direction they want to work towards. Through that process, the idea of Smith running the season finale came about with Rex Stump and Steve LeTarte in charge of the effort. “Steve Letarte has been helping quite a bit behind the scenes as far as helping my sister and the company, Pemberton and all the guys with what our direction is and sort of honing in on how we can improve overall as a company for the long run,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. “It became an idea to run Regan this weekend...
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