Found December 21, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Regan SmithKurt Busch
Phoenix Racing is currently working on a driver lineup for the 2013 season. Team owner James Finch announced on Thursday that Regan Smith will drive the No. 51 car during the Daytona 500. Smith is slated to run the entire NASCAR Nationwide schedule for JR Motorsports. A.J. Allmendinger figures to get some time in the car as well. “Regan will go to Daytona for us, but I want to help AJ run some races, too,” Finch said. Allmendinger’s best run for Phoenix Racing was a 24th place finish at Charlotte. Kurt Busch drove the No. 51 car for much of last season before leaving to assume to seat of the No. 78 car which was driven by Smith at that time. Busch scored the team’s best finish, a third place run at Sonoma. Busch also won a Nationwide Series race for the team at Daytona. It was unknown, until Thursday, whether Phoenix Racing would compete at the Sprint Cup level in 2013.

Finch closing on Cup lineup for 2013

Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch is close to settling on his lineup for 2013. Finch said Thursday that Regan Smith will run the Daytona 500 in the No. 51 Chevrolet. But with Smith concentrating on his new gig with JR Motorsports, there will be an opportunity for AJ Allmendinger as well. "Regan will go to Daytona for us, but I want to help AJ run some races, too,"...

Sprint Cup Series Season Recap: 24th Place – Regan Smith

Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Regan Smith who finished in the 24th place in the final standings. 2012 Statistics: Points: 747 Position...

CUP: Phoenix Racing Closing On 2013 Driver Lineup

AJ Allmendinger and Regan Smith will both likely see time in team owner James Finch's car next season...
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