Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting...
...and tearing up race cars, blowing engines, and leading coming out of turn four to go to victory lane for the first time — ever!
Regan Smith, driving the #78 Furniture Row Chevy Impala, held off Carl Edwards for a Green-White-Checkered restart following a late caution, won a wild Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway this past Saturday night.
The win goes a long way towards proving there is a parity in the sport like never before. Regan said in the victory lane interview, "It proves that any driver can win on any given Sunday." (Or Saturday night.)
What makes this win so unusual is the Furniture Motorsports organization is the only full time race team headquartered west of the Mississippi. Their state-of-the-art race shop located is in Denver, Co. I think it also proves you can never count out heart and Regan Smith has a big one.
Congrats to Furniture Row Racing.
It was a great win for Smith but the post-race talk mostly hovered around the altercation between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. In a pretty obvious act of retaliation, Busch hooked the back end of Harvicks car and sent him spinning into the outside wall. The pair had already sent Clint Bowyer hard into the inside wall just a few yards up the track.
When the race was over, Harvick climbed out of his race car wanting ti have a little chat and maybe even get a bit physical with Busch, but Kyle was having nothing to do with Harvick and once Kevin was out of his race car, Busch drove right through it, shoving the Budweiser Chevy hard into the pit wall.
Both drivers were immediately called to the NASCAR trailer for a "Good talkin' to." Neither driver would confirm what was or was not discussed in the NASCAR hauler. For it's part, officials say they will discuss the situation in their regular race recaps and announce on Tuesday whether fines, if any, would be levied on the feuding drivers.Continued on the next page