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FOXSports.com talks with the 2008 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, and Regan Smith. Hear what Smith had to say about becoming a full-time driver and more.
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-- are ready Sparage welcome to another edition of the drivers spotlight brought you by the Chevy Silverado Americans. Best track the most dependable longest lasting full size pick up. On the road today I'm pleased we joined by 2008. Sprint Cup rookie of the year Reagan math and Reagan thanks so much for joining us recently it was a about it you'll be running the furniture row shabby fulltime next season. I just feel know that he'll be in every cup race next year. Well it's exciting and in ninety. -- this year with a lot of unknowns as far achievements in January of this policy and started them. Was fortunate not to get not to have -- sure action then the party's maturing and the whole team and kingdom really worked out well in the long run well at times -- you've had a couple under pressure on better but for the most part and we really over performed in. At some great runs -- you know outwardly pumped up popped up on Baxter -- I don't think I've ever known -- certainly in the season what I'll be doing a following here. And then to have that is. Record deal. -- anyone the 2008 Sprint Cup rookie of the year award the previous four winners. Are in line for a spot this year's chase do you yourself joining that elite group next season. I don't know that's going to happen next season and you know up to yell c'mon pops and how much we learned that the rest of this year and processed option except going in the next year that you know possibly. You're on the road. -- definitely would like to be in the position and be contending her purchase. I think trust going back full time lecture from a part time schedule that you read that you know. Be realistic about stuff and then that's a good -- -- -- first going to be somewhere around twentieth in points and about the battered net that straightened and you know we do worse happen. -- see why let that happen. -- a -- and 53 career Sprint Cup races without a DNA half. What do you attribute this amazing race too I mean there has to be a little bit of luck involved right. Yet it Ottawa the involvement -- he's in some of the rec department out negative that squeaked through there's there's more than luck involved and knows that and it you know it's really cool Staten and I didn't realize it to a starting up into the higher forties and somebody brought it up comedians and I guess there's actions change that a compliment because somebody mentioned -- for dinner -- a you know up the but you know to cool deal. I don't put that much emphasis on that you know it's just it is what it is unfortunate not to have any motor alone to have some great. -- companies and -- and great thinkers beaten. Rectory scurried back on the racetrack and stuff like that so. -- that keeps going and then then that's something we keep talking about. You know I'm -- stop at some point so that we can. I understand it -- racing when you're just four years old driving quarter midget type cars. What are your earliest memories of being behind the -- I got a cute story where there in my -- very first Hansen -- for election offshore Atlantic test -- It -- an excellent very popular -- We went up to the racetrack and has opened his helmet to big -- without -- applicable -- -- you know. And the that your state paragon Turkey's. And I watched -- older kids out there and older you know probably ten or eleven -- -- time and you know really faster longer visible and it. Restricted plate I'm -- -- and a small clutch for little kids or whatever one's in Manchester -- is okay. Those guys are older and their experience and don't try to keep up with and just go out there and and nick laps and Marlins don't okay -- or whatever you know out Hart has heart and back then and now -- go out there and -- anxious racetrack about -- tree Archie he -- -- was what we're coming on and off track yet. Cycled on the front straightaway wide open when -- has been a little. Kids -- Speed -- at the things at a church wide open on the return Martin. -- apartment thinking. You know we -- opening it can be good but this is rooted. And I make it in the turn to an end up that point my arms were quite strong and the people on the real and the wheels came -- and the -- Head down strictures interpreter coming off turn two underneath the -- -- came out on the other side. You know finally stopped cleared everything basically. Announced sit there and I'm you know I'm a little kids on crime outlaw chipped up and areas like -- Well they came back then when. Basically took me back in Nigeria in half hour and a camera Eagles game and my back out there again not first memory. We did that that story in the didn't come at a flag on my and that was -- the kind of spot among not a popular and that illiterate and and disaster that I got back out there in. You know continued on the one that was that was my earliest memory. You know you'll be competing in the chase this season there are still Lotta race left. What are you and your crew hoping to accomplish the rest of the season. Out we need to learn -- that we got a lot of stuff that we won that we want to work on a lot of stuff departure came in the war and now this year. Try and culture that we had to really start Cameron -- in China and Martin. Where we need to do their cars of course -- out of its connection I think that's really bright spot this year with -- and -- -- you know eye opening. But that would that's announce spot to that we know we definitely areas also. Amen and we're going to try to correct some of those with the -- impression that we aspect of this season. And and we got the opportunity want to know more qualified and raced to build and happy hours and in practice just throw much outside of that it and for the race and we -- to -- swing for the fences tried something Currie knew that we don't know it's going to work we can do that. -- some of these teams aren't in the position is that Maltby won't chase starts. -- -- that much for being with us and good luck the rest of the season that's -- for this -- -- -- drivers spotlight -- -- by the Chevy -- America's best -- The most dependable longest lasting full size pick up on the road today. -- -- -- -- --