Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Friday, February 20th that Regan Smith will drive the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the 57th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Smith has previously ran for SHR, filling in for Tony Stewart last August at Watkins Glen International. Currently running the full XFINITY Series schedule for JR Motorsports, Smith won the Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award in 2008 and won the Southern 500 in 2011.
Smith will get some laps in the car before the big race during the final practice for the Daytona 500 on Saturday morning.
SHR added in their announcement, “An interim driver for the No. 41 team at next weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and subsequent races has not been determined.”