Regan Smith to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing, Alex Bowman let go

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Regan Smith has joined Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) to drive the No. 7 Chevrolet during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Smith most recently spent time in the Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports but was not given a new deal to continue driving for the team.

Toy State’s Nikko RC and Road Rippers will be the sponsor of the No. 7 car for much of the 2016 season.

“This is a really great time for us,” said team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “Having a driver with Regan’s credentials further elevates our program. He’s a seasoned driver and a proven race winner. We’re really looking forward to 2016.” A native of Cato, NY, Smith is equally as eager to get the season started. “This has been a crazy few days, but I’m really excited that we were able to put this together,” he said. “I have a ton of respect for Tommy and what he’s built there. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Our son Rhett turns one next month, so I’ll be putting in my request for some Road Rippers cars. That’s a pretty good perk too!”

The career highlight of Smith came in 2011 as he won the Southern 500 at Darlington.

In order to make room for Smith the one car team had to part ways with last year’s driver Alex Bowman.

“As NASCAR transitions to different business and competition models, teams have to make decisions accordingly,” said team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “We appreciate what Alex contributed during 2015 and wish him the best in the future.”

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