Chad Smith

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Chad Smith

NASCAR and INDYCAR Journalist

Chad has been covering motorsports in the United States since 2004. Born and raised as a Hoosier just miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his passion revolves around the Indy 500 and the entire month of May. Danny Sullivan won the Greatest Spectacle in Racing the year Chad was born, and Dan Wheldon won the race in 2011, the year that his son was born.

The history of the Indy 500 is something that has captivated Chad’s mind since he was young. The people, traditions, storylines, and evolution of racing since the first race in 1911 is something that has always fascinated him. He has a serious appreciation for the event, and everything that goes into the entire month.

NASCAR was king in the 90s, especially with the emergence of hometown drivers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. The inaugural Brickyard 400 lit a fire and ignited a passion for Chad that continues to burn to this day. While IndyCar and NASCAR are his specialties, Chad also enjoys other forms of motorsport such as Formula One, IMSA SportsCars, and USAC Sprint Car racing.

While the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the crown jewel of race tracks, Chad has enjoyed many different venues over the years. Some of his favorite circuits include Road America, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Bristol, Kansas, and Daytona International Speedway.

Chad also has a great appreciation for motorsports photography, and has worked for several drivers, teams, and sponsors over the last decade. Outside of racing, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and playing basketball.

Articles by Chad Smith
NASCAR

After ending a 65-race winless streak last week, Kevin Harvick started a new streak today with another win at Richmond.

NASCAR

Petty GMS continues to build their organization piece-by-piece, in hopes of becoming a contender.

NASCAR

Kyle Larson earned his first pole position at Richmond on Saturday, taking the top spot as the final driver on track.

NASCAR

They call him "The Closer" and Kevin Harvick lived up to that name again today at Michigan.

IndyCar

Scott Dixon claimed his second win of the season in an absolutely wild race on the streets of Nashville.

NASCAR

Ryan Blaney is looking for more Michigan magic today, as the defending race winner tries to punch his playoff ticket.

IndyCar

Scott McLaughlin made his final lap of qualifying count, posting the fastest lap of the day to take pole position for the Music City Grand Prix.

NASCAR

Bubba Wallace led a strong Toyota contingent in qualifying at Michigan, earning his first career pole.

IndyCar

IndyCar hits the streets of Nashville as the championship battle rages on.

NASCAR

Tyler Reddick kissed the bricks at Indianapolis, holding off a series of late-race challengers on the IMS road course.

NASCAR

It has been two years without the Crown Jewel Brickyard 400 race, once considered as one of the most prestigious events on the calendar.

IndyCar

The 49-race winless streak for Alexander Rossi came to an end today at the venue where he won his first.

NASCAR

Tyler Reddick secured his second career pole for Richard Childress Racing on Saturday at Indianapolis.

IndyCar

The stars of the IndyCar series have returned home to Indianapolis, for a doubleheader weekend with NASCAR.

NASCAR

Chase Elliott was declared the winner of today’s race at Pocono after Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified.

IndyCar

Pato O'Ward pounced at the opportunity to win at Iowa when Josef Newgarden crashed while leading the race.

NASCAR

Playoff positions are difficult to come by this season, as several Cup drivers now know.

IndyCar

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden dominated the first race at Iowa in the weekend doubleheader.

NASCAR

As the regular season begins to wind down, the Cup Series lands in Long Pond, Pennsylvania this weekend.

IndyCar

Will Power earned his 65th and 66th career poles this morning, ahead of the first race this afternoon.

IndyCar

The IndyCar Series is back on U.S. soil this weekend after a successful return to Toronto.

NASCAR

Another playoff ticket has been punched as Christopher Bell earned his first win of the season today at New Hampshire.

IndyCar

Scott Dixon crushed the competition in Toronto and is now 2nd on the All-Time IndyCar Wins list.

NASCAR

Time is running out for Aric Almirola and No. 10 Stewart Haas Racing team.

IndyCar

Colton Herta became the first repeat pole sitter this season, earning the top spot in qualifying in IndyCar's return to Toronto.