Regan Smith thought he'd won at Talladega before, only to have a NASCAR ruling go against him.

So there was no rush to celebrate Saturday night as Smith waited for NASCAR to review videotape and scoring loops to determine the winner of the crash-filled Nationwide Series race. He thought he was out front when the final caution flew—after all, it was dark enough that he could clearly see the glaring yellow lights—but experience taught Smith to stay calm.

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