Chandler Smith – No. 81 Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra Preview – ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway

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

SMITH AT RICHMOND: Chandler Smith earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) victory last spring at Richmond Raceway. Smith won the first stage and led 83 laps during his first race at the 0.75-mile track, battling with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver John Hunter Nemechek on the final restart with six laps to go for the lead on his way to the win. Smith also has three NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) starts under his belt at Richmond, with a win in 2022. He made NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) debut at the track last year, finishing 17th.
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.
ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief of the No. 81, Jeff Meendering has visited Victory Lane nine times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Smith at Phoenix in March 2024. His teams have collected 63 top-five finishes, 130 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
JGR AT RICHMOND: JGR has 11 Xfinity Series wins at Richmond Raceway. Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell, and Ty Gibbs have all taken JGR to victory lane at the famous short track. To go along with the victories, JGR holds 12 poles, 32 top-fives, 61 top-10s, and 2,590 laps led in 119 combined starts.
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RACE INFO: The ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond is scheduled for 1:30 PM EST on Saturday, March 30. Coverage of the race will be on Fox Sports 1, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “Richmond will always be a special place to me since it is where I got my first Xfinity Series win. We’ve had a great stretch of races going this year and I think we have a great chance to get another win this weekend. The JGR cars were fast last year and this is one of my favorite tracks, so hopefully we’ll have the No. 81 Mobil Toyota GR Supra up front and in Victory Lane on Saturday.”

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