The Loop 110 at the Chicago Street Race

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

  • SMITH AT CHICAGO: Chandler Smith finished eighth in the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Chicago Street Race last year. Smith started 16th and was steadily making his way to the front, when the race was stopped and not restarted due to the weather.
  • NASHVILLE RECAP: Smith qualified eighth for last weekend’s race at Nashville Superspeedway and ran in the top 10 for the majority of the race. A good restart with 47 laps remaining in the race put Smith in second, behind teammate John Hunter Nemechek. Smith couldn’t catch the eventual winner, Nemechek, and finished second in the race.
  • 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 66 top-five finishes, 136 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT CHICAGO: Joe Gibbs Racing had three cars in last year’s Chicago Street Race resulting in one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes.
  • 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 Loop 110 is scheduled for 3:30 PM EST on Saturday, July 6th. Coverage of the race will be on NBC, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “I’m looking forward to this weekend and hopefully getting the full race in this year. This race was such a unique challenge last year and I think this year will be the same, even with one race under our belts. We’re taking a good car out there, so we’re hoping to be able to contend for the win at the end of the day.”

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Chicago Street Race:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
17       271104038.39.8

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.