Chandler Smith – No. 81 Smith General Contracting Toyota GR Supra Preview – Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway

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

  • SMITH AT POCONO: Chandler Smith has three starts across two series at Pocono Raceway. Smith has two NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series starts with one win in 2022. In last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race, Smith ran in the top 10 throughout the day and finished 20th.
  • CHICAGO RECAP: Smith’s day at the Chicago Street Race ended early due to a mechanical failure. He is third in the NXS points standings, 39 points behind the leader.
  • 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 POCONO:  Kyle Busch scored the lone NXS win for JGR at Pocono in 2018. The team has also earned seven top-fives, 13 top-10s, and three poles since the series began racing there in 2016.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Smith’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST on Saturday, July 13th. Coverage of the race will be on USA Network, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “We need a good weekend at Pocono after losing some ground in the points at Chicago. We’ve been working on this track and getting better in the simulator so I think things will shake out in our favor. I think we have a good opportunity to run up front this weekend.”