Sears Point Infineon Raceway news 2007-06-13

NASCAR Driver Smith Completes Racing School and Test at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (June 13, 2007) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Regan Smith completed a one-day racing school and partial-day test session at Infineon Raceway on...

NASCAR Driver Smith Completes Racing School and Test at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (June 13, 2007) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Regan Smith completed a one-day racing school and partial-day test session at Infineon Raceway on Tuesday in preparation for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series weekend, June 22-24.

It was Smith's first visit to the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course, where he will attempt to make his first race start later this month. Smith has run a limited schedule this year in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet, starting three Cup Series events. He is also running full-time in the Busch Series.

Smith, who shares his Cup ride with Mark Martin, completed a one-day Advanced Racing Course with the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School where he piloted an open-wheel Formula Russell car. Following the school, Smith spent a few hours behind the wheel of a late-model stock car supplied by ShiftIntoGear, Inc. He was coached by road-course specialist Chris Cook.

"It was important that I at least see the road course before coming out here to race," said Smith, who is currently ranked fifth in Busch Series points standings. "It seems like I get a little better with each lap. I look forward to coming out here next week."

-credit: spir

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Regan Smith , Chris Cook , Mark Martin