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Bump and run: Regan Smith taps Tagliani out of way for XFINITY win

LEXINGTON, OH - AUGUST 15: Regan Smith, driver of the #7 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet, Alex Tagliani, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, and Chris Buescher driver of the #60 Zest Ford, drive during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2015 in Lexington, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

LEXINGTON, OH - AUGUST 15: Regan Smith, driver of the #7 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet, Alex Tagliani, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, and Chris Buescher driver of the #60 Zest Ford, drive during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2015 in Lexington, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Regan Smith tapped road-course specialist Alex Tagliani out of the way on the next-to-last turn of the final lap on the road course at Mid-Ohio to earn his first XFINITY Series win of the season on Saturday.

And while Tagliani was upset about it, Smith said simply, "I did what I had to do."

Tagliani, driving a Ford for Team Penske, finishe second, followed by Ty Dillon.

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Smith, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, was upset a week earlier when Ty Dillon wrecked him on the road course at Watkins Glen. After that race, an angry Smith confronted Dillon on pit road and a scuffle ensued.