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Regan Smith Returning To JR Motorsports For Road Courses

Regan Smith is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports, the team announced via a Twitter video late Wednesday afternoon (June 19).

Smith will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for two races: the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 10 and the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America on Aug. 24, both of which will air at 3 p.m./ET on NBC Sports Network.

Given its appearance on the car in the video, it seems likely that Fire Alarm Solutions will be the sponsor. They are a primary backer of John Hunter Nemechek‘s No. 23 at GMS Racing, which has an alliance with JRM.

Smith previously drove for the team full-time for three seasons from 2013-15, taking the JRM No. 7 to victory lane five times.

He has four starts at Mid-Ohio, with a win and a runner-up finish to go with an initial 15th and a crash-related 28th. At Road America, he has a best finish of eighth in three starts, though he has improved his finish each time.

Although he drove full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for five seasons and won the 2011 Southern 500, Smith has become known as the “Super Sub,” because he has made a career of filling in for others at a moment’s notice.

Among the drivers Smith has subbed for in Cup are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Aric Alrimola and Kasey Kahne.

Smith will be the ninth driver to pilot the No. 8 this season, which currently sits 10th in the NXS owner standings.

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Wesley has been with Fronstretch since October 2017. He loves well-told stories in whatever format he finds them. Aside from NASCAR, he enjoys reading, country music and OKC Thunder basketball. He has a BA in Liberal Arts/English and currently lives in eastern Oklahoma, where he works as a freelance writer/editor.

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