CONCORD, N.C. – Garrett Smithley finished 25th Saturday in the Drive for the Cure 200, the first race for the new Charlotte Motor Speedway roval course.
The 2.28-mile track used portions of the CMS oval and the infield road course. Xfinity drivers were the first to test it in race competition.
Smithley’s 25th-place run on the lead lap puts him 20th in Xfinity points in the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet.
“It was a wild day,” Smithley said. “Everybody was kind of jumping out into the unknown. The course was tight and fast, and it would have been easy to crash. I’m happy to bring the car home in one piece.”
Chase Briscoe won the race, and Christopher Bell kept the point lead.
The series rolls on to Dover, Del. for an Oct. 6 race.