Spartanburg, S.C. – Regan Smith, 2011 winner of the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, aims to claim an additional NASCAR crown jewel this weekend. Smith and Phoenix Racing will team up to tackle the high banks of Daytona International Speedway in one of NASCAR’s most coveted races, the Daytona 500. Smith will pilot the No. 51 Guy Roofing Chevrolet in his sixth Daytona 500 attempt.
“Daytona is one of our most special races,” Smith said. “If you win the Daytona 500, your name is forever followed by ‘a former Daytona 500 winner’. It’s a victory that will always be a highlight of your career. Like the Southern 500, it’s one of NASCAR’s most historic and coveted events. It’s one that everyone wants to win and say that they reached victory lane there. I am excited about working with Phoenix Racing this weekend and our chance to make history with our Guy Roofing Chevrolet.”
“This race can be an emotional roller coaster,” continued Smith. “Anything can happen at Daytona. Th