SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Regan Smith is returning to Sprint Cup Series racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. He’s hopping behind the wheel of the No. 51 Hendrickcars.com Chevy fielded by Phoenix Racing for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500. It will mark his first Cup Series start since the Daytona 500, when he piloted the No. 51 car to a seventh-place finish. Smith hopes his reunion with Phoenix Racing leads to another prosperous run.
Smith has eight Cup Series starts at the half-mile, paperclip-shaped oval. He’s finished inside the top 20 three times and scored top-15s in two events. His best finish is 13th place, which he achieved in 2011.
Phoenix Racing is hanging strong inside the top-10 of the Sprint Cup owner point standings. The team is currently ninth, only 12 points outside of the top five.
Smith comments on racing the Hendrickcars.com Chevy this weekend at Martinsville Speedway: “My last race with Phoenix Racing was pretty awesome. We got a top-10 at Daytona, and they’ve bee...