"You want to be in Sprint Cup, but you also want to be competitive," Smith said. "Right now, I can go out with these guys and know I can win races week in and week out and contend for a championship if we do the right things and we're smart. I have a Cup-caliber crew chief in Greg Ives. I'm working for a good company with good people around me. And I have a good boss. There are a lot of things that lined up to get me here. I'm just excited to be a part of it and excited to move forward with my career here."