SMITHLEY EXCITED FOR CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Gaffney, S.C. (October 5, 2017) – Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, is excited to race Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, one of his favorite tracks.

Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 300 will be Smithley’s fourth time racing the 1.5 mile track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His previous starts at Charlotte have yielded one top-15 finish and a pair of top-25 finishes.

“I love racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” said Smithley. “The ‘Number Nuthin’ team has yet to leave CMS disappointed, so I’m hoping we can really turn some heads this weekend.”

Saturday will also be Smithley’s 69th career NASCAR start.

Charlotte Motor Speedway practice is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 12:05 p.m. Saturday. The Drive for the Cure 300 will get the green flag at 3:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

SMITHLEY 29TH AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

GAFFNEY, S.C. (October 2, 2017) – Garrett Smithley, driving the No. 0 Heroes Haven Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, finished in 29thplace in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive Sober 200.

Smithley qualified 30th for Saturday’s race at Dover International Speedway.

“It was a pretty decent day all around,” Smithley said. “I’m so thankful to Heroes Haven for the support. It’s always such an honor to have them at the track and to represent such a great organization. I’m looking forward to going to Charlotte next week, and hopefully we’ll turn some heads there.”

Next on the schedule is the Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 7th.

HEROES HAVEN ON BOARD WITH SMITHLEY FOR DOVER

HEROES HAVEN ON BOARD WITH SMITHLEY FOR DOVER

GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 25, 2017) – Heroes Haven will partner again for the ninth consecutive race with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at Dover International Speedway this weekend.

Heroes Haven will be the primary sponsor on the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro of driver Garrett Smithley, courtesy of Ken and Tracy Adams, in Saturday's Drive Sober 200 Xfinity Series race at the Dover track.

Heroes Haven works with American military members to honor and support those who have sacrificed so much for their country. At Dover, a military member will be the team's special guest and will be designated as an honorary crew member, sitting on the team's pit box and sharing the race day in a special way.

“It's the least we can do for these people who have done so much for us," said team owner, Johnny Davis. "We enjoy working with the Heroes Haven folks at Dover. They do very good work, and it's an honor for us to be involved with them.”

“Dover will be a lot of fun,” said Smithley. “The more we go there, the better we run there. Dover is special for me since it’s the first track I went to as a kid, and it’s special because we have such a great partner in Hero Haven. I’m proud that I get to represent such an awesome organization.”

Dover International Speedway practice is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 11:35 p.m. Saturday and the Drive Sober 200 will get the green flag at 2:45 p.m. on NBCSN.

SOLID RUN FOR SMITHLEY AT KENTUCKY

GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 25, 2017) – Garret Smithley, driving the No. 0  JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro,  finished 25th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Smithley started Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 in 26th place and was competing in the top 25 most of the night.

“It was a good race, and we had a lot of fun out there,” Smithley said. “Our performance this race compared to the last race was dramatically better. Running on older tires is all that held us back at the end. I’m proud of what the whole ‘Number Nuthin’ crew is doing this year.”

The series moves on to Dover International Speedway for the Drive Sober 200 on Saturday, September 30th. 

SMITHLEY EXCITED TO BE BACK IN KENTUCKY

Gaffney, S.C. (September 21, 2017) – Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, is ready to return to Kentucky Speedway in Saturday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series VisitMytleBeach.com 300.

Smithley has driven in three Xfinity Series and one Camping World Truck Series event at the tough 1.5-mile track.
 
“I’m very excited to be back at Kentucky Speedway,” said Smithley. “I’ve had some great runs at Kentucky in the past, and I think this will be a great weekend for the ‘number nuthin’ team.”

Kentucky Speedway practice is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 5:35 p.m. Saturday. The VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 will get the green flag at 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

INDIANA FAME JOINS SMITHLEY AT INDY

INDIANA FAME JOINS SMITHLEY AT INDY

FAME Expands NASCAR Presence With Garrett Smithley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Organization Partners with NASCAR Driver Looking to Spread Word of Opportunity

Indiana FAME has partnered with NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver, Garrett Smithley for the July 22 NXS Indianapolis 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This relationship stems from Garrett’s involvement with Kentucky FAME, and the organization’s effort to include all FAME chapters across the country.

“This is an opportunity to show my generation the opportunity that FAME allows them; to have a long lasting career in the Manufacturing field, and graduate debt free,” Smithley said.

“We are always looking for new innovative ways to spread the word about our AMT program and were excited to have this opportunity to work with Garrett,” said Chris Melvin, HR Organizational Development Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.

“Our Indiana FAME partners are able to sponsor these bright and talented students and develop them over the two years, with the help of our college partner Vincennes University, into globally competitive, highly skilled professionals. The AMT program is helping us to close the skills gap and also develop future leaders within our organizations,” he said.

Vincennes University located in Vincennes, Ind., is backing Indiana FAME in the project, helping to bring some more attention to the program.

To learn more about FAME, please visit www.fame-usa.com.

Share SMITHLEY FINISHES 23RD AT LOUDON

LOUDON, N.H. – Garrett Smithley completed his second run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, finishing 23rd in the Overton’s 200 Xfinity Series race.

       Smithley qualified 25th and ran mid-pack much of the afternoon.

       The race was a new challenge as officials put a traction-control substance on the track surface in an attempt to enhance competition.

       “Loudon is a short but fast track, and it was different today,” Smithley said. “I was happy to get in some quick laps and bring the car home. We’ll be better here next time.”

       Kyle Busch won the race, and Elliott Sadler kept the point lead.

       The series next races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 22.

SMITHLEY 26TH AT KENTUCKY

SPARTA, Ky. – Garrett Smithley advanced through the field to finish 26th in Saturday’s Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

       The race was scheduled Friday but was postponed by rain to Saturday.

       Smithley qualified 32nd in the NKYFAME/Mark Spaulding Construction/AE Door and Window Chevrolet.

       “We had a pretty good race,” Smithley said. “We would have liked to finish up a little higher, but we got some good laps in and will be improved here next time.”

       Kyle Busch won the race, and Elliott Sadler stayed in first place in points.

       The series moves on to New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 15.SMITHLEY 26TH AT KENTUCKY

SMITHLEY READY FOR KENTUCKY

SPARTA, Ky. – Garrett Smithley will race at Kentucky Speedway for the fourth time in Friday night’s Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race.

       Smithley has driven in two Xfinity and one Camping World Truck Series event at the tough 1.5-mile track. Last year, he finished 24th and 17th in Xfinity races at Kentucky.

       “I feel like I’ve gotten used to the ins and outs of the track,” Smithley said. “It’s a little bit quirky, but if you have a good car you can move around and find the best groove.”

       Smithley, who will drive the KY FAME/Mark Spaulding Construction/A&E Door & Window No. 0 Chevrolet Friday, sits 23rd in Xfinity driver points entering the race.

The series reaches the halfway point of its season with the Friday night run. Kentucky’s second race (Sept. 23) will begin the playoffs.

       Practice is scheduled at Kentucky at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. (ET) Thursday. Qualifying is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, with the race to follow at 8 p.m.

SMITHLEY 29TH AT MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Garrett Smithley drove the Operating Engineers 324 Chevrolet to a 29th-place finish in Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

       The race was one of the tightest in the history of the series at MIS. Denny Hamlin finished first, edging William Byron by .012 of a second, the closest finish in an Xfinity event at MIS since the arrival of electronic scoring.

       Smithley came home three laps behind the lead group.

       “We were looking for a better finish today, but we had some good runs,” Smithley said. “I appreciate the support of the Operating Engineers Local. We’ll be better next time at MIS.”

       Elliott Sadler regained the series point lead.

       Iowa Speedway will host the next Xfinity race June 24.

SMITHLEY PARKS WITH ENGINE TROUBLE

LONG POND, Pa. – An engine problem sent Garrett Smithley to the garage with 15 laps remaining in Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway.

       Smithley finished 35th.

       “Tough luck with the engine,” Smithley said. “We were a handful of laps away from bringing it home. Just bad luck.”

       Smithley is 21st in Xfinity driver points.

       Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski won the race. Justin Allgaier moved past Elliott Sadler into the Xfinity point lead.

       Michigan International Speedway will host the next Xfinity race June 17.

NAILERS TEAM UP WITH GARRETT SMITHLEY FOR POCONO GREEN 250

NAILERS TEAM UP WITH GARRETT SMITHLEY FOR POCONO GREEN 250

WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are teaming up with NASCAR race car driver Garrett Smithley during Saturday's Pocono Green 250.

Smithley, 25, is a native of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, and is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Garrett drives the number zero car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which in hockey terms, is equivalent to the American Hockey League. Saturday's Pocono Green 250 will take place at Pocono Raceway, which is less than 30 miles away from Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza - the home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The race will be aired nationally on FOX, starting at 1:00. Smithley races for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. Look for the Nailers logo on the side of Smithley's car.

"I'm very excited about representing the Nailers this weekend at Pocono Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series," said Smithley. "Being a Pittsburgh native, I'm a big Pittsburgh sports fan, so naturally I thought it was pretty cool to work with the Nailers, especially given the Penguins run in the Stanley Cup Finals. I think it's a great way for some cross promotion in NASCAR and hockey, and I hope we have the opportunity to continue a relationship past this race!"

In addition to Saturday's race with Garrett Smithley, the Nailers have two other connections in the racing world. Tim Hall, who was a member of the 2015-16 team, is now in the Hendrick Motor Sports Pit Crew Development program. Also, three-year Nailer Adam Krause's wife's cousin, Chais Eliason, is an engineer with seven-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson's team.

 

SMITHLEY 27TH AT DIS

DOVER, Del. – A track-bar problem left Garrett Smithley with a 27th-place finish in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway.

       Smithley parked the Heroes Haven Chevrolet after completing 176 of the race’s 200 laps.

       “We were moving up through the pack but couldn’t get to the finish,” Smithley said. “Had a pretty strong car and ran with some of the faster cars. We’ll move on from here and look for a better result at Pocono.”

       Smithley gained a spot in driver points to 20th.

       Kyle Larson won the race, and Elliott Sadler kept the point lead.

       The series next races at Pocono Raceway June 10.

SMITHLEY BACK AT DOVER

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is fast and furious and has earned its nickname of the Monster Mile.

       Garrett Smithley will race at DIS for the third time in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 Xfinity Series event.

       “Dover is always a fun track,” Smithley said. “The lap times there are so short that you feel like you’re in turn three by the time you leave turn one. You have to be on your toes.”

       Smithley, who will drive the No. 0 Heroes Haven Chevy Saturday, is 21st in Xfinity driver points entering the 11th race of the season.

       Practice is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday at Dover. Qualifying is set for 10:05 a.m. Saturday, with the race to follow at 1 p.m.

HEROES HAVEN WILL PARTNER AGAIN WITH JD MOTORSPORTS AT DOVER

HEROES HAVEN WILL PARTNER AGAIN WITH JD MOTORSPORTS AT DOVER

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Heroes Haven will partner again for the eighth consecutive race with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at Dover International Speedway this weekend.

         JD Motorsports will carry the Heroes Haven colors on its No. 0 Chevrolet with driver Garrett Smithley, courtesy of Ken and Tracy Adams, in Saturday’s One Main 200 Xfinity Series race at the Dover track.

         Heroes Haven works with American military members to honor and support those who have sacrificed so much for their country. At Dover, a military member will be the team’s special guest and will be designated as an honorary crew member, sitting on the team’s pit box and sharing the race day in a special way.

         “It’s the least we can do for these people who have done so much for us,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “We enjoy working with the Heroes Haven folks at Dover. They do very good work, and it’s an honor for us to be involved with them.”

         Smithley is a veteran in the Xfinity Series. He sits 21st in series points enteringSaturday’s race.

SMITHLEY SCORES 24TH AT CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – Garrett Smithley advanced solidly through the field and finished 24th in Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

       Smithley started 34th on the grid in the adapt 2k Chevrolet but was strong from the race’s beginning. He raced along in mid-pack and then finished 24th on the lead lap.

       “We didn’t have a good starting spot, but the car got better as we went along,” Smithley said. “We hung in there and stayed out of trouble and got a pretty good finish out of it.”

       Ten races into the season, Smithley is 21st in Xfinity driver points.

       Ryan Blaney won the race, and Elliott Sadler kept the series point lead.

       Dover International Speedway hosts the next Xfinity race June 3.

SMITHLEY RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE

 CONCORD, N.C. – After scoring a solid finish in the last Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Garrett Smithley will drive the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet in Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The series has had two weeks off since Smithley rolled home 21st at Talladega.

“This will be my third Xfinity race at Charlotte, and I feel like I know the track well,” Smithley said. “There have been changes, though, so we’ll see how it goes.”

After last week’s Monster Energy All-Star Race at CMS, track officials decided to add a sticky resin to the upper groove of the speedway, thus, in theory, making that part of the track more attractive to drivers and enhancing the possibility of side-by-side racing.

Smithley is 21st in Xfinity driver points entering the 300-miler.

Practice is scheduled at CMS at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (ET) Thursday. Friday is an off day, with qualifying set for 10:05 a.m. Saturday and the race for 1 p.m.

SMITHLEY IN SECOND START AT TALLADEGA

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Garrett Smithley will race for the second time at Talladega Superspeedway, one of the world’s biggest and fastest race tracks, in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity Series race.
Based on Smithley’s first start at the 2.66-mile track, there is reason for optimism. In his rookie season last year, Smithley finished 12th in the lead draft, scoring one of his best runs of 2016.
“I thoroughly enjoyed that race,” Smithley said. “Talladega is the sort of track where everybody is pretty much equal, so you can run up front and have some fun. I’m looking forward to running there again.”
Smithley is 21st in Xfinity Series driver points entering Saturday’s race.
Practice is scheduled at Talladega at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with the race to follow at 1 p.m.

SMITHLEY 29th IN TOYOTACARE 250

SMITHLEY 29th IN TOYOTACARE 250

RICHMOND, Va. – Garrett Smithley, who started from the back of the pack, advanced through the field to finish 29th in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Smithley finished three laps off the lead pace.
“We had to come a long way from the back, and that made it tough,” Smithley said. “It proves how much starting close to the front can mean. Had a pretty good car for a tough track, though.”
Smithley is 21st in Xfinity driver points.
Cup driver Kyle Larson won the race in overtime. Elliott Sadler kept the point lead.
The series moves on to Talladega Superspeedway May 6.

Smithley set for RIR

RICHMOND, Va. – Garrett Smithley hopes to get back on track this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.
After two straight finishes in the 30s, Smithley is gunning for a rebound in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at RIR.
“We’ve had a tough couple of weeks,” Smithley said. “Richmond can be the place we make a jump. I’ve run there twice in these cars, so I know the track pretty well. We’ll rebound this week.”
Smithley, driving for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, is 20th in Xfinity driver points entering the race.
Practice is scheduled at RIR at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying is set for 10:05 a.m. Saturday, with the race to follow at 1 p.m.