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R. K. Smith (born October 16, 1937) is an American stock car racing driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in the early nineties, making two starts at Sonoma.[1]

R. K. Smith
Born (1937-10-16) October 16, 1937 (age 81)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish83rd (1992)
First race1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 (Sonoma)
Last race1992 Save Mart 300K (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 14, 2016.

Contents

Racing careerEdit

Before racing in stock cars Smith was a regular competitor in the SCCA and IMSA championships. He won the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula F class in 1983.[2] Smith also competed in numerous 24 Hours of Daytona events in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[3]

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

Smith made his Winston Cup debut in 1991, when he drove the No. 09 Pontiac for Dick Midgley. He qualified 36th at Sonoma but finished in last position after his engine failed on the second lap of the race. He also attempted the race at Phoenix, but failed to make the race.[4] His only start in 1992 came at Sonoma, where he qualified 29th. He retired in the final stages of the race when again his engine failed.[5] Smith attempted the race at Sonoma in 1993, but failed to qualify for the race.[6]

Smith returned to the series in 1997 when he drove the No. 09 Pontiac for Gary Smith and Dick Midgley at Sonoma. Smith set the 47th time in qualifying and failed to make the race.[7] In 1999 smith was hired by Dave Marcis to drive his No. 71 Chevy at Sonoma. Smith just missed the race as he set the 44th time in qualifying.[8] He continued to for Marcis at the road courses in 2000. Smith was 46th in qualifying at Sonoma and failed to qualify for the race. He also failed to make the race at Watkins Glen after qualifying was rained out and the field was set by owner points.[9]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NWCC Pts Ref
1991 Midgley Racing 09 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON
43
POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
DNQ
ATL 92nd 34 [4]
1992 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON
33
POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 83rd 64 [5]
1993 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON
DNQ
CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA - [6]
1997 Smith Racing 09W Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON
DNQ
TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL NA - [7]
1999 Marcis Auto Racing 71 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
DNQ
DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA - [8]
2000 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
DNQ
DAY NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA - [9]

ARCA SuperCar SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ASCSC Pts Ref
1992 Midgley Racing 09 Pontiac DAY FIF TWS TAL TOL KIL POC MCH FRS KIL NSH DEL POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS
DNQ
SLM ATL NA - [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Complete NASCAR Race Results for R.K. Smith". driveraverages.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "SCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula F 1983 standings". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "All Results of R. K. Smith". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "R.K. Smith − 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "R.K. Smith − 1992 ARCA SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2016.

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