Regan Smith signs 2-year extension

8/27/2010 - NASCAR

DENVER -- Regan Smith has signed a contract extension with Furniture Row Racing through the 2012 season to drive the team's No. 78 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Smith is running a full Cup schedule for the first time this season. His best finish so far in 2010 is 14th at Atlanta in March. Last year, his first season with the team, he competed in 18 races with a best finish of 12th in the July race at Daytona.

The 26-year-old Smith, from Cato, N.Y., says he's "happy and humbled" by the extension.

Smith, Sprint Cup's 2008 rookie of the year, has competed in 83 career races in NASCAR's premier series since his debut in March 2007 at Bristol. He also has 102 Nationwide starts and 23 in the Truck Series but has never won in any of the three divisions.