DOVER, Del. — Regan Smith and the Furniture Row Racing team persevered the Monster Mile Sunday, finishing 17th in a gritty performance at Dover International Speedway.
Smith, who started the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series event from the 18th position, found himself three laps down before the race was 70 laps old due to an untimely caution.
Smith came to pit road under green for his first pit stop on Lap 66 of 400, but three laps later the yellow flag waved, which put him in a precarious position.
“When you go three laps down early it doesn’t give you much hope for the remainder of the race,” said Smith. “But we hung in there, stayed patient and pulled off a decent finish under difficult circumstances. Todd (Berrier, crew chief) and the guys did a great job in making the car better as the race went on. The car was at its best in the last green-flag run of the day.”
Though Smith’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet was handling the way he liked it for the final 79-lap sprint to t...