DOVER, Del. – Garrett Smithley rolls into Dover International Speedway this weekend carrying the colors of Heroes Haven.
Smithley’s JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 0 Chevrolet will ride with sponsorship from Heroes Haven, which supports injured veterans and first responders. Soldier Philip Cooper will be the team’s special guest this weekend as Smithley hits the track for the Bar Harbor 200 Xfinity Series race.
Smithley has raced on the tough “Monster Mile” at Dover five times with a best finish of 24th.
“Dover has been a tough track for me,” Smithley said. “It’s really fast, and you hardly have time to think about what you’re going to do next. Race traffic is a constant flow, and it’s hard to avoid wrecks. We just have to bear down and try to get a good finish.”
The race is the third in the Xfinity playoffs.
Practice is scheduled at 12:05 and 2:30 p.m. Friday. Qualifying is set for 12:05 p.m. Saturday, with the race to follow at 3 p.m.