Chandler Smith – No. 81 QuickTie Toyota GR Supra Preview – RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

No. 81 QuickTie Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT ATLANTA: Chandler Smith will make his third NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at his home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), this weekend. In his most recent start at AMS, Smith started from the pole position. He also has two NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) starts at AMS with one top-five finish. Smith hails from Talking Rock, Georgia, about two hours north of the 1.54-mile track.
  • PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Smith has a strong Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) debut at Daytona International Speedway during the NXS season opener on Monday night. Smith stayed out of trouble all night at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. He finished 20th in Stage 1 and 15th in Stage 2. The team positioned themselves for a great chance at the win, starting second for the final restart. The No. 81 Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra crossed the finish line fifth, giving him a great start to the 2024 season.
  • QUICKTIE: Quick Tie Products, Inc., (“QuickTie”) manufactures and distributes the QuickTie™ System, a proprietary, patented hold down system for high wind and seismic construction. The QuickTie™ System comprises wire rope cables with threaded rod studs swaged to each end, each with a steel bearing plate on the top end. Their cables are designed to cinch walls to their foundations from the uppermost top plates, thereby effectively resisting roof uplift and building overturning pressures. QuickTie also manufactures hangers, hold downs, plywood clips and all structural building components.
  • ROOFING GEORGIA: Roofing Georgia’s logo will be featured on the TV panel of Smith’s Toyota GR Supra this weekend. Roofing Georgia’s journey began with a vision for unparalleled quality in the roofing industry. Guided by extensive construction experience, they’ve consistently provided top-tier advice and services. Their commitment goes beyond roofing; they focus on ensuring every customer’s complete satisfaction, reflecting their belief in the power of teamwork and the right expertise in every role. At Roofing Georgia, they’re not just roofers; they’re problem-solvers dedicated to your needs. Their years in the business haven’t just made them experts—they’ve made them leaders in delivering the high-quality service you deserve in Georgia.
  • 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 60 top-five finishes, 125 top-10 finishes, and 12 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT ATLANTA: JGR has posted six NXS victories at AMS, including one win in each of the last seasons. In 69 combined starts at the 1.54-mile quad-oval, the organization has tallied 22 top-five finishes, 38 top-10s, five pole awards, and 982 laps led. Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, and Ty Gibbs join Nemechek on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane in Atlanta.
  • 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 RAPTOR King of Tough 250 is scheduled for 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 24. Coverage of the race will be on Fox Sports 1, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “We had a great run last week that we should be able to build off of this weekend in Atlanta. I’m excited to be racing in my home state this weekend and hope we can pull into Victory Lane for all of the hometown fans this weekend.”

JGR PR