This is done through the draft with teammate Kasey Kahne that Regan Smith was melting of the pack in the last 400 meters of the race of Talladega, providing the first victory in the team of Dale Earnhardt Jr., JR Motorsports, in a delayed three hours because of the rain and shortened 10-lap race to avoid the night.
Kasey Kahne was however the first to cross the finish line, but a crash on the last lap resulted in a final yellow flag and freezing positions when Smith was in the lead. It therefore ranks third behind Joey Logano.
In 2008, everybody remember who saw the show with the tickets to NASCAR races it was the same Regan Smith who crossed the finish line first, but NASCAR had downgraded to 18th position, the U.S. has doubled Tony Stewart beyond the limits of the track.
“I do not know if this is my revenge or not … but I really wanted to win today. I want to win every week, but this victory will allow me to forget what happened in 2008. So, yes, it was pretty cool”. as he said.
Smith took the lead in the championship with 27 points ahead of Sam Hornish Jr.
Kahne has not however been totally surprised that NASCAR takes into account the last yellow flag rather than letting the leaders to fight for the victory.
“I knew I was third when the yellow flag came out, and I knew that I was first on the line … After the race, my spotter told me that we had won, but I felt that it was not possible”. Kahne told.
Travis Pastrana, the pole sitter, has suffered the biggest crash of the evening, his car ended in the outside wall after an incident with Brian Scott and Reed Sorenson who had dropped him on the cover after his Ford to be flown