Regan Smith posted his first top-10 finish of the season, claiming a ninth-place result in Sunday's rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400.
The scheduled 160-lap, 400-mile Sprint Cup race was called by NASCAR officials on Lap 98 after a severe thunderstorm struck the Pocono Raceway area.
Smith, who qualified 11th, dropped back early in the race. But a few solid adjustments on ensuing pit stops righted Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet as it bolted forward on the 2.5-mile triangular track.
"We had a good car this weekend and it even got better as the race went on," said Smith. "I had mixed feelings about the rain because I felt we might have been able to pick off a few more positions."
When Smith came down pit road on Lap 73 for what turned out to be his final stop of the day, he was running in 13th place. He managed to gain four positions in the closing laps, and one of the key moves was how he delicately avoided a multicar wreck on...