Regan Smith shines in Nationwide return, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. clinches title
Nov. 17, 2012 (Updates with quotes, results)
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There was no rust on Regan Smith.
Making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start in five years, Smith drove the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to victory in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, beating polesitter Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.375 seconds.
As Smith scored his first victory in the series for the team that has hired him full-time for next year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rolled to a workmanlike, problem-free sixth-place result to lock up his second straight Nationwide championship.
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