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NASCAR At Phoenix 2012: Regan Smith Starts Race At No. 3 Position

What type of success will Regan Smith find at the Phoenix International Speedway during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday afternoon?

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Furniture Row Racing's Regan Smith is back on the racecourse this weekend after finishing in 24th place at the 2012 Daytona 500. He will be in starting position No. 3 in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Speedway in Avondale, Ariz.

Smith almost captured his first pole, sitting in that position as the final drivers finished. However, Mark Martin snatched it away from him and will be at the pole when the race starts on Saturday afternoon.

Last year, Smith started in the fifth slot and finished the race in 34th place, completing just 213 laps. Can he improve on that result this season?

Weather is not expected to be an issue for this race, as temperatures in the 80s and clear skies are expected.

Start time/date: 1:15 p.m. MT, Sunday, March 4, 2012

Location: Phoenix International Speedway, Avondale, Ariz.

Distance: 500 kilometers around a one-mile oval; 312 laps

Starting lineup:

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Tony Stewart
  3. Regan Smith
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Juan Pablo Montoya
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Greg Biffle
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Jeff Burton
  12. Kyle Busch
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Marcos Ambrose
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Clint Bowyer
  17. Bobby Labonte
  18. Aric Almirola
  19. Kurt Busch
  20. Paul Menard
  21. Jamie McMurray
  22. Landon Cassill
  23. Dave Blaney
  24. Carl Edwards
  25. Martin Truex Jr.
  26. Matt Kenseth
  27. Scott Riggs
  28. Brad Keselowski
  29. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  30. Jeff Gordon
  31. Casey Mears
  32. David Reutimann
  33. Josh Wise
  34. David Ragan
  35. JJ Yeley
  36. David Gilliland
  37. Michael McDowell
  38. Joe Nemechek
  39. Robby Gordon
  40. Brendan Gaughan
  41. Travis Kvapil
  42. Mike Bliss
  43. David Stremme

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