NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR’s Regan Smith to remain in No. 41 Sprint Cup car at Atlanta

NASCAR’s Regan Smith will serve as interim driver for Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41 Chevrolet in this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta.

Smith, an Xfinity Series regular, drove the car in the Daytona 500, finishing 16th, after Kurt Busch was suspended indefinitely for violation of NASCAR rules.

Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. The race on Sunday will be Smith’s seventh Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. An interim driver for the No. 41 team at the March 8 race at Las Vegas and subsequent races has not been determined.

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