Ambetter Health 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

No. 81 Smith General Contracting Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT LOUDON: Chandler Smith had an impressive debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) last year. Smith won the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) pole award, led 10 laps during the race and ran in the top-five throughout the event. He finished the race second to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver John Hunter Nemechek.
  • IOWA RECAP: Smith had a roller coaster day at Iowa Speedway last weekend as the NXS made their return to the track. Smith showed that he knew his way around the track after grabbing the lead early. He won both stages of the race leading a total of 131 laps, but lost track position after a pit stop. The No. 81 struggled in traffic and didn’t make all the track position back up, finishing the race in eighth.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief of the No. 81, JeffMeendering, has visited Victory Lane 10 times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Smith at Richmond in March 2024. His teams have collected 65 top-five finishes, 135 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT LOUDON: Joe Gibbs Racing has 12 Xfinity Series wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In 58 combined starts at the Magic Mile, the organization has tallied 33 top-five finishes, 41 top-10s, four pole awards, and 1,900 laps led. Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, and John Hunter Nemechek have all driven JGR cars to victory lane.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Smith’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: The Ambetter Health 200 is scheduled for 3:30 PM EST on Saturday, June 22. Coverage of the race will be on USA Network, PRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “New Hampshire was a really good track for me last year. JGR has historically had good cars there too, so I’m feeling confident going into the weekend. Hoping we can get a good starting position and put together a complete weekend.”

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.