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Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, February 21 2015

Regan Smith, left, will drive the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Sprint Cup car. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Tom Copeland)

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Stewart-Haas Racing named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the 57th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Smith will fill in for Kurt Busch, who was suspended indefinitelyby NASCAR on Friday after it was ruled that Busch smashed his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s head against his motor home wall Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway.

Smith has some history with Stewart-Haas Racing, as he subbed for Tony Stewart in the team’s No. 14 car last August at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Smith was the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year and won the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. He is a fulltime driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and finished second in the 2014 championship standings. Smith, 31, is from Cato, New York.

An interim driver for the No. 41 team at next weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and subsequent races has not been determined.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, February 21 2015
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