Phoenix to Use Allmendinger and Smith to Finish Season

Lynn Haven, FL---James Finch and his Phoenix Racing Team are moving forward with both AJ Allmendinger and Regan Smith behind the wheel of the 51 car over the final month of the season.

Allmendinger will drive the next two races at Martinsville and Texas.
Smith will drive the 51 at Phoenix and Homestead.

Smith was hired on to race the final six races after his release from Furniture Row Racing, where he was replaced by Kurt Busch, who had been driving for locally owned Phoenix Racing.

Before he raced for Phoenix though, Regan jumped to the 88 to fill in for Dale Junior who sat out because of concussions. Finch then put Allmendinger in the Phoenix Chevy.

With Junior taking back the wheel of the 88, Smith is again available, and Finch wants to take care of both fill-in drivers, hence them splitting the final four races.

Smith says he understands Phoenix sticking with AJ, adding he has nothing but good things to say about Finch and the Phoenix team.