Talladega, AL (Sports Network) - Regan Smith charged from seventh to first on the final lap to win Saturday's Aaron's 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, an event delayed more than three hours due to rain.
NASCAR had to trim the scheduled 117-lap race by 10 laps due to darkness approaching. An accident involving Joey Coulter in the closing laps setup a green-white-checkered finish.
With pushing help from his JR Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne, during the last lap, Smith dove down the track as the field headed towards the finish line. He pulled ahead of Joey Logano for the lead by just inches right when NASCAR officials displayed the caution flag for a multi-car wreck that occurred on the frontstretch.
Kahne had crossed the line in first in a three-wide photo finish with Smith and Logano. But officials did not declare a winner for several minutes, as they reviewed the finish. They determined Smith was in the lead at the time the yellow flag came out.
Logano was credited with second place, while Kahne took the third spot. Kurt Busch, Justin Allgaier and Parker Kligerman finished fourth through sixth, respectively.
It was Smith's second career Nationwide victory. His maiden win came last November in the season-finale at Homestead, Fla. He made his first start with JR Motorsports in that race.
05/04 21:13:30 ET