Published On: Thu, Oct 25th, 2012

Smith signs with JR Motorsports for the Nationwide Series

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Regan Smith has signed with JR Motorsports to drive the No. 5 car during the 2013 season.

Smith has signed a full-time contract with JR Motorsports, which would allow him to drive the entire 2013 NASCAR Nationwide season.

He has signed with JR Motorsports after being a free agent for a month. He was released from his duties with Furniture Row Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

After being released, he was replaced by Kurt Busch, who took over the No. 78 car. He took over the driving responsibilities on October 13th at Charlotte.

These past few weeks, Smith filled in for Dale Earnhardt Jr in the Sprint Cup Series with the No. 88 car. Dale Jr was forced to miss the past two weeks after having a concussion. Dale Jr. is expected to return in the No. 88 car this week.

“This is an extremely good opportunity for me,” Smith said in a team statement. “Dale Jr. and I first started talking about this several years ago, but the timing never matched up to where we could make it happen. Now it’s time. I’m happy to be a part of this organization. I don’t want to just win races. I want to be the team that dominates races and contends for the championship.”

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.