Regan Smith wins Aarons 312 from Talladega Superspeedway, full race results

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Regan Smith won the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. The race was delayed by three hours due to rain and later cut by ten laps due to concerns about darkness. At the end of the race Smith was declared the winner after a caution came out as the cars approached the start finish line.

Travis Pastrana sat on the pole for the event and led his first Nationwide Series laps aided by the bump draft of Trevor Bayne. On lap 14 Danica Patrick was spun by Turner Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson bringing out the first caution of the race. The accident would send Patrick to the garage while Larson headed there on lap 32 after busting a left rear tire.

On lap 73 Reed Sorenson was tapped by Brian Scott. Sorenson would come across the track into the path of Pastrana ending the pole sitters day.

Sam Hornish who entered the day as the series points leader was part of a 11 car wreck on lap 94 when he attempted to cut down the track in front of Johanna Long.

STANDINGS: Smith takes point lead

After the wreck NASCAR announced that the race would be cut 10 laps down to 107 laps due to concerns about darkness. On lap 106 Justin Allgaier turned Joey Coulter into the wall setting up one attempt for a green white checkered finish.

On the ensuing green-white checkered another wreck occurred giving Regan Smith the win after NASCAR reviewed its video data with the time the caution came out.

VIDEO: Relive the last lap at Talladega

Kahne who was the first car to cross the start-finish line expressed his displeasure with the decision of NASCAR to throw a caution.

Unofficial Results for the Aarons 312

May 4, 2013 | Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Alabama | 311.2 mi
Pos Driver Car # Make Started Laps Led Points Driver Rating
1 Regan Smith 7 Chevrolet 20 110 7 47 112.6
2 Joey Logano 22 Ford 12 110 35 0 132.9
3 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 11 110 16 0 121.9
4 Kurt Busch 1 Chevrolet 9 110 19 0 103.2
5 Justin Allgaier 31 Chevrolet 5 110 4 40 99.5
6 Parker Kligerman 77 Toyota 18 110 4 39 94.7
7 Mike Wallace 01 Chevrolet 38 110 0 37 70.3
8 Jason White 24 Toyota 31 110 0 36 61.7
9 Jeremy Clements 51 Chevrolet 37 110 0 35 69.0
10 Austin Dillon 3 Chevrolet 2 110 5 35 72.2
11 Elliott Sadler 11 Toyota 7 110 5 34 97.5
12 Jamie Dick 55 Chevrolet 29 110 0 32 59.3
13 Alex Bowman 99 Toyota 14 110 0 31 88.1
14 Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 24 110 0 30 73.7
15 Brian Vickers 20 Toyota 21 110 1 30 105.5
16 Jeffrey Earnhardt 79 Ford 27 110 0 28 48.9
17 Landon Cassill 4 Chevrolet 22 109 1 0 70.0
18 Josh Wise 40 Chevrolet 39 109 0 26 53.3
19 Donnie Neuenberger 52 Chevrolet 36 108 0 25 37.5
20 Robert Richardson Jr. 23 Chevrolet 33 107 0 24 49.6
21 Joey Coulter 54 Toyota 10 104 3 0 72.9
22 Reed Sorenson 43 Ford 15 103 1 23 84.6
23 Eric McClure 14 Toyota 23 94 0 21 62.5
24 Ty Dillon 33 Chevrolet 17 93 1 0 74.4
25 Sam Hornish Jr. 12 Ford 6 93 0 19 99.9
26 Johanna Long 70 Chevrolet 25 92 0 18 52.7
27 Brian Scott 2 Chevrolet 8 92 2 18 79.7
28 Trevor Bayne 6 Ford 3 92 2 17 95.3
29 Nelson Piquet Jr. 30 Chevrolet 16 92 0 15 71.9
30 Tim Andrews 92 Ford 40 91 0 14 37.6
31 Bobby Gerhart 85 Chevrolet 26 91 0 13 33.1
32 Mike Harmon 74 Dodge 28 91 0 12 29.7
33 Blake Koch 00 Toyota 34 87 0 11 53.7
34 Hal Martin 44 Toyota 32 84 0 10 31.4
35 Morgan Shepherd 89 Dodge 35 72 0 9 38.4
36 Travis Pastrana 60 Ford 1 71 4 9 74.7
37 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 30 64 0 7 53.1
38 Kyle Larson 32 Chevrolet 19 52 0 6 53.6
39 Danica Patrick 34 Chevrolet 4 16 0 0 40.4
40 Jeff Green 10 Toyota 13 3 0 4 25.4

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