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Regan Smith Scores an Unexpected, Yet Popular Victory at Darlington

The ending to Saturday night's Southern 500 would only seem fit for Hollywood. An unheralded driver, driving for a relatively underfunded one-car team, overcomes the odds and wins one of the season's crown jewel races, knocking off all of the biggest stars at the same time. Prior to Saturday night's race, Regan Smith had just one top-10 finish in 104 career starts. And that came earlier this season, with his seventh place finish in the Daytona 500. Driving the No. 78 car for Furniture Row, he has shown a lot of potential, but I don't think anyone thought that what happened Saturday night was truly possible. With 10 laps to go, Smith was solidly running in the top 10. Carl Edwards had victory all but locked up as he was making his way throug...

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