Chandler Smith – No. 81 Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra Preview – United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway

No. 81 Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT DAYTONA: Chandler Smith will make his inaugural start with Joe Gibbs Racing this weekend at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Smith has several starts across NASCAR series the World Center of Racing. The young driver has two NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts and two NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) starts at the track. He also raced in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Coke Zero Sugar 400 in 2023 and finished 15th.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief Jeff Meendering will crew chief the No. 81 team in 2024. He has visited Victory Lane eight times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Sammy Smith at Phoenix in March 2023. His teams have collected 59 top-five finishes, 124 top-10 finishes, and 12 pole positions under his leadership.
  • MOBIL 1: Mobil 1 high-performance synthetic motor oils are used by many of the world’s top race teams and celebrates over a decade of partnership with TRD. Mobil 1 was first named an official technology partner in 2010 with their support and lubricants helping Toyota drivers achieve multiple championships across several racing disciplines and several career defining victories.
  • JGR AT DAYTONA: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has earned four Xfinity Series victories at Daytona. In 120 combined starts at the track, the organization has posted 30 top-five finishes, 49 top-10s, seven pole awards, and 749 laps led. Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, and Tony Stewart each raced JGR entries to victory lane in Daytona.
  • 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 NXS United Rentals 200 is scheduled for 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 17. The race will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, MRN Radio, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “I can’t believe the 2024 season is here. My team guys and I have been hard at work in the off-season to be prepared for this year. I feel very confident in our team this year and am excited to get on the track in my Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra. I think this year is going to be an awesome one for us.”

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
2
0
0
0
0
1
6.0
17.0

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
36
1
8
14
3
318
10.2
16.1

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