Regan Smith

Stock Car Racing Driver
Born Sep 23, 1983

Regan Smith is an American stock car racing driver. A competitor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he currently drives the No. 5 in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports.

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1983 Birth Born on September 23, 1983.


1995 - 1998 2 More Events
2001 17 Years Old In 2001, he began driving in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, winning four consecutive poles.
2002 18 Years Old Smith began his NASCAR career racing in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2002. … Read More
2003 19 Years Old Smith moved to the Busch Series in 2003 for a full-time ride with Bost Motorsports. … Read More


2004 20 Years Old Smith continued to drive for Mac Hill in various Busch races in 2004, his best finish coming at Nashville Superspeedway, where he finished 24th. … Read More
2005 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith began the 2005 season with Xpress Motorsports's #19 team, but lost the ride after sponsorship failed to materialize. … Read More
Towards the end of the season Smith tested for Ginn Racing at Kentucky, and signed a deal with them to run the full Busch season, and also 16 cup races which, would come in a car shared with Mark Martin for the 2007 season. … Read More
Smith returned to the #01 for 2008 as its sole driver, with Martin moving over to the #8. … Read More
2009 25 Years Old On January 14, 2009 he signed with Furniture Row Racing to drive the #78 for its part-time 2009 slate of races.
2010 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He made eighteen of twenty attempts with the team, and was hired to drive for the team full time in 2010, with the team being offered Richard Childress Racing chassis and Hendrick Motorsports engines.
The team changed engine providers, becoming a user of Earnhardt-Childress Racing Technologies (a joint venture of his former DEI team and Childress Racing) engines for the 2011 season, with Stewart-Haas Racing offering pit crews..
2012 28 Years Old Smith was set to finish the 2012 season by swapping rides with Busch, with Busch taking over Smith's #78 and Smith taking over the unsponsored #51 Chevrolet at Phoenix Racing, but Smith was announced on October 11, 2012 as the replacement driver for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the works team's #88 Chevrolet for the Charlotte and Kansas Chase races after Earnhardt, Jr. was diagnosed with a concussion after his testing crash at Kansas Speedway in August and after involvement in the same last lap crash during the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega on October 7, 2012, so for these two races, Smith was replaced in the #51 by A.J. Allmendinger. … Read More
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