"Yeah, you get nervous," said Smith, who wrecked in both Phoenix races last season. "You want to get it. Poles mean something, they're stats. Nobody is going to remember we qualified third ... but we're happy to be starting up front."
"The past four weeks have been about as up and down as any four weeks in my life," said Smith, who learned in the last month he was being let go by Furniture Row and then he was replaced before the end of the season.