NASCAR Nationwide Series top-10 in the standings are separated by only 74 points as they head to the road course in the middle of Ohio.
The Australian will do double-duty this weekend as he takes on the Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio. RPM development driver Ryan Truex will get track time during practice before he qualifies the No. 9 Ford Nationwide car on the road course.
Smith is okay with the idea but he does not want to sound like an ambulance chaser. United SportsCar Racing will have a home with FOX Sports in its debut season.
Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series practice got the green flag for each of their sessions with the sun coming on the Watkins Glen road course.
Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose will contest the Mid-Ohio road course in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on the same weekend he will run the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway oval.