There is certainly no
shortage of intriguing and
little-known tidbits about
Regan Smith. Like so many
NASCAR drivers, Smith has
racing his in bloodlines. He
is the son of former NASCAR
XFINITY Series team owners
Ron and Lee Smith.
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Regan began racing quarter-midget-style cars
at age 4, joined the World Karting Association at
age 12 and won the World Karting Association
Grand National championship in 1996 and the WKA
Manufacturers’ Cup in 1997.
Smith’s mother, Lee, served as an animal rescue
volunteer worker after the devastating 2011
tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Regan Smith married the former Megan Mayhew
on Nov. 26, 2011, in Palm Coast, Florida, and the
couple welcomed their first child, son Rhett Lee,
into the world in February 2015. Rhett was born
just a few days after Smith was called on to sub
for Kurt Busch in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
Chevrolet for the 2015 Daytona 500 when Busch
was ineligible to race.
Interestingly, Smith has been called on as a sub
in NASCAR’s top series in both of the past two years
while running a full-time XFINITY Series schedule
for JR Motorsports. After subbing for Busch in the
first three races of 2015, Smith subbed for Kyle
Larson in the spring race at Martinsville Speedway
because Larson had fainted a day earlier.
In 2014, Smith was asked on the morning of
the race to jump in Tony Stewart’s car on the road
course at Watkins Glen International. Now, Smith
is back in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time,
competing for Tommy Baldwin Racing.
Smith, 32, is one of the few NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series drivers with just one win. The Cato, New
York, native won at Darlington Raceway – arguably
NASCAR’s toughest track – in the spring of 2011
while driving for Furniture Row Racing. It was
the first victory for the Denver, Colorado-based
organization, which at the time was considered a
longshot to win anywhere.