Driving the Farm American Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing, Regan Smith will start 29th in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
In Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials, Smith covered the high-banked, half-mile oval in 15.822 seconds at 121.274 miles per hour.
“We obviously wanted more out of our lap, but going out third in the heat didn’t help the cause,” said Smith. “We’ve come from the back many times this year and plan on doing it again tomorrow night. We’ll tweak the Farm American Chevy and give it all we have for our farmers and ranchers.”
Grabbing the pole for the 500-lap race was Jimmie Johnson. Rounding out the top-five in order were: Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and David Reutimann.
Saturday night’s race will be televised on ESPN, beginning with a 30-minute prerace show at 5 p.m. MT.