Regan Smith – No. 95 Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 – Dover 2 Preview

Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

No. 95 Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 Notes:

· PAINT IT PINK: On Wednesday, October 3rd, Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray, along with Team Chevy and a group of breast cancer survivors, painted Martinsville Speedway’s historic curbs pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month ahead of the First Data 500 weekend at the “Half Mile of Mayhem.”

· SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In 13 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Dover, Regan Smith has an average start of 26.4 and an average finish of 27.8 and has completed 4,613 of 5,206 (88.6 percent) career laps at the 1.0-mile “Monster Mile” track.

· RACE INFO: The Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 7th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Smith’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Dover:

Date Event: S F Laps Status

06/01/08 Best Buy 400 29 21 396/400 Running

09/21/08 Camping World RV 400 26 37 365/400 Running

05/31/09 Autism Speaks 400 33 22 399/400 Running

09/27/09 AAA 400 33 32 337/400 Crash

05/16/10 Autism Speaks 400 37 24 396/400 Running

09/26/10 AAA 400 18 26 397/400 Running

05/15/11 FedEx 400 11 34 361/400 Running

10/02/11 AAA 400 16 17 400/400 Running

06/03/12 FedEx 400 26 27 306/400 Running

09/30/12 AAA 400 18 17 397/400 Running

05/15/16 AAA 400 33 39 139/400 Crash

10/02/16 Citizen Soldier 400 33 31 391/400 Running

06/04/17 AAA 400 30 34 329/406 Crash

Smith’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Dover:

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles

Cumulative 13 0 0 0 0

Smith’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts Wins Top-5’s Top-10’s Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

4 0 0 0 0 10 30.8 19.5

Smith’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top-5’s Top-10’s Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

217 1 4 13 0 64 23.8 24.9

From the Driver’s Seat:

Regan Smith: “I’m really looking forward to Dover this weekend. I’ve had some success there in the past, and actually, my last win in any of the upper level series of NASCAR came at Dover (October 2015 NXS). Dover is just one of those places that I took a liking to the first time that I got out on track. I just thoroughly enjoy racing at that racetrack. It’s concrete so it drives different than the asphalt tracks, and it’s rough and choppy. You really have to work on the ride quality of your race car and getting that to last throughout a run. You also would think that for a track being concrete that it wouldn’t be that sensitive, but it’s a very tricky race track in terms of if it’s cloudy or sunny, the weather can change that track quite a bit. The way that the rubber goes down, you also need to pay attention to that all weekend long. I’m looking forward to getting to go back to Dover this weekend to race, and it’s been since (June) 2017 in a truck since I raced there, but it’ll be fun to get back into the No. 95 again. Hopefully Kasey is able to continue his process to get better, in the meantime I’m going to do everything I can for his guys and the entire organization. I’m just doing the best I can to string together some finishes for this group. They haven’t all been pretty finishes so far, but we’ve been grinding them out and finding ways to get it done at the end of these races, at the end of the day, that’s what’s important.”

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “Dover is a really tough place to race because it’s one of only two concrete tracks on the circuit, so that can make it difficult to prepare for. It is most similar to Bristol, but Dover is faster, and the preferred line moves around a lot more than it does at Bristol. The unique thing about Dover is that you actually load and turn twice going through the corner. If you can get the car to cut that second time through the corner, you usually know that you have a really good car. Getting the car secure on entry and exit over the hills is also a challenge like nowhere else and that’s why you’ll see the cars almost jump sideways on exit. You will rarely get your car to do everything right at Dover, but we had a pretty good Chevy there for the race in May, and we’re taking the same car and set-up back this weekend. This is also the same car we ran for both races this year at Bristol and those were both top-15 runs that we had going on. Tires don’t fall off a ton at Dover, so strategy usually ends up being a factor during the race. Long green-flag runs are also historically typical there, and the leader comes and catches the end of the field so quickly that it’s important to qualify well and stay on the lead lap that first stage. If you can do that, you’ll have a good day at Dover.”

No. 95 Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Regan Smith Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard

Car Chief: Matt Kimball Spotter: Doug Campbell

Engineer: J.R. Houston Mechanic: Bill Mares

Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze

Tire Specialist: Tony Ramirez Jackman: Jonathan Willard

Fueler: Ryan Dextraze Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin

Front Changer: Chris Winchell Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez

About Dumont GROUP:

Dumont GROUP is a full-service aircraft charter, sales, maintenance and parts organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with a FAA approved 135 certificate, and EASA and FAA approved 145 MRO at the New Castle Airport (KILG) and Central Illinois Regional Airport (KBMI) in Bloomington, Illinois. Dumont GROUP’s divisions include Dumont JETS, Dumont MRO, and Volo Direct.

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