At the age of four years, Regan Smith began karting, where he won several regional and national titles in the course of his young career early on. His parents encouraged him by 1995 moved to Mooresville, North Carolina, where the conditions for motor sports are better, since many teams of Nascar are located. Smith joined in the same year the World Karting Association and was able to more wins and championships to decide for themselves.
He won, among other things, WKA Grand National Championship in 1996 and the WKA Manufacturer Cup in 1997. 1998, he managed to finish the Canadian Grand National Karting Championship victory.
In his further career, he drove in the Allison Legacy Series and the USAR Hooters PROCUP Series, where he could get 2001, four pole. In the former, he was able to prevail in 2001 as a master and as a Rookie of the Year.
Between 2002 and 2005 Smith selected truck and some Busch Series raced. He never came in the overall standings of the Busch Series before 2006 beyond a 33rd place in the standings and never took part in the full season distance. We had similar problems for Smith and for trucks. Here are his stakes were even more clearly limited.
2006 Smith drove his first and so far only full Busch Series season, which he finished in 20th place overall. The following year he came to his first use in the highest series of NASCAR until 2007 under the name Nextel Cup known. He drove at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first race.
In 2008, he was already on a total of 34 inserts and secured in his first full season almost the title Rookie of the Year. In the overall ranking, it was only the 34th place.
2009 was not able to his preseason Smith. He only came on 18 missions, finishing in 39th place in the championship standings.
In 2010, he finally drove his first full season with a total of 36 missions. He also scored his best result to date in the annual ranking. The season he could finish in 28th place.
The highlight in his career, made his victory in the 2011 season when Showtime 500 at Darlington Raceway in the spring. In February, he first could already save 10 result at the Daytona 500, which posed next to a premiere in his Cup career, including a first for Furniture Row Racing Top.