BUSCH: Regan Smith's event schedule changes

Success Alters Smith's Ginn Racing Schedule MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2007) -- Regan Smith, who ranks sixth in driver points after the first 14 Busch Series races, will compete in either a Cup, Busch, Truck or ARCA race during the remaining 23...

Success Alters Smith's Ginn Racing Schedule

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2007) -- Regan Smith, who ranks sixth in driver points after the first 14 Busch Series races, will compete in either a Cup, Busch, Truck or ARCA race during the remaining 23 Nextel Cup weekends.

"Our main objective is to get Regan prepared for a full-time Nextel Cup ride," said Jay Frye, Ginn Racing's CEO and general manager. "Regan has excelled and we are currently reworking a schedule that will continue to benefit him and our racing operation. With the Car of Tomorrow scheduled to compete in all of the 2008 races, we also plan on utilizing the Busch team to assist in our aggressive COT testing program."

Smith, 23, has garnered two top-five, four top-10 and six top-15 finishes in the Busch races this season. His standing position of sixth is the highest among non-Nextel Cup regulars. He has also driven in three Cup races as the co-driver with Mark Martin in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

"I came to Ginn Racing at the end of last year with an excellent learning opportunity, a flexible racing schedule and having Mark Martin as my mentor," said Smith, who will compete in this weekend's Nashville Busch race. "It's been an incredible experience. I am happy that we're enjoying success and feel with the program laid out for the rest of the season it will continue to prepare me for my ultimate goal of being a full-time Cup driver."

-credit: gr

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Series ARCA , NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Regan Smith , Mark Martin