DAYTONABEACH, FL -- For the second straight day Daytona International Speedway produced high drama, this time on the Nationwide Series, as Regan Smith found redemption at the Drive for COPD 300.

Smith edged Brad Keselowski by 0.013 seconds to earn a measure of redemption from one year ago when the two were part of a last lap wreck that involved 12 cars, sent debris flying into the stands and injured 30 fans.

Last year with what happened at the start-finish line, I felt terrible, said Smith. This time I wanted to see the checkered flag in a proper manner at Daytona and not in the middle of a wreck.

The tight finish was set up by the fifth caution of the race,when Chad Boat and Eric McClure made contact in turn 3 with four laps left, setting up a green-white checkers finish.

Speed weeks wraps up Sunday afternoon with the 56th running of the Daytona 500. Richard Childress Racer Austin Dillon will lead the field out in the legendary number 3 Chevy Sunday afternoon at one.

The last time the 3 was on the pole at Daytona was 1996, when the late Dale Earnhardt won his first and only pole at Daytona International.

Read or Share this story: