Regan Smith, age 32, was driving full-time in the Xfinity Series prior to 2016 season (2013-2015).
He has also driven full-time in Sprint Cup before, but never really got that ”lucky break” to stay consistent with his race results.
Career highlights happened in 2011, when Regan collected his only win in Sprint Cup together with two top-five and five top-ten finishes. Regan has raced at Daytona 13 times in his career with three top-five and five top-ten finishes as highlights.
In the 2016 Daytona 500, Regan made his Sprint Cup “comeback” at from position twenty-seven on the starting grid with a new team (Tommy Baldwin Racing-TBR) and ended up P8. That is a very impressing team debut for Regan Smith. Perhaps he can get solid season again?
#42 Chevrolet, Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing w/FS
Kyle Larson, age 23, started his 2016 Sprint Cup season in a positive way with a seventh place finish at Daytona 500. Starting from position fourteen, young Kyle was in the forward pack for most of the 200 laps.
Kyle started his full career season 2014 in Sprint Cup with very impressing stats (eight top-five, and seventeen top-tens). Unfortunately, his 2015 stats declined somewhat (two top-five and only ten top-tens). Further his average finishes were lower comparing to the starts (S:13.3, F: 19.3).
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