DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 07: Regan Smith, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Companies Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 7, 2011 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Regan Smith Edges Carl Edwards To Win Southern 500

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NASCAR Southern 500 Results: Regan Smith Edges Carl Edwards For Checkered Flag

Regan Smith stunned the NASCAR world late Saturday night, pulling off a wild Southern 500 upset as tempers flared at Darlington Raceway.

Smith didn't take any tires when most teams did, and was able to maintain his lead through the final two restarts. On the green-white-checkered, Smith shot out to the lead by the backstretch, with Carl Edwards in tow.

Edwards was stalking as the white flag waved. Smith bobbled down the backstretch on the final lap, tapping the wall but recovering to keep the lead. And as they came to the wire, Smith was able to hang on, taking the win at Darlington in the Southern 500.

Following the race, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick got into it at the entrance to pit road as both circled each other on the track before parking on pit road. Harvick got out of his car and went after Busch, punching through his window net as Busch drove off. At the same time, Harvick's car took off on its own – with a bump from Busch – making a turn and slamming into the wall on pit road. To say it was surreal would be an understatement.

Stay tuned for more post-Southern 500 coverage.

Full results from the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway are as follows:

  1. Regan Smith
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. Brad Keselowski 
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Ryan Newman 
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Tony Stewart 
  8. Greg Biffle 
  9. Jamie McMurray 
  10. Martin Truex Jr.
  11. Kyle Busch 
  12. Jeff Gordon
  13. Marcos Ambrose 
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Jimmie Johnson 
  16. David Reutimann 
  17. Kevin Harvick 
  18. Bobby Labonte
  19. Mark Martin 
  20. A.J. Allmendinger
  21. David Ragan 
  22. Paul Menard
  23. Juan Pablo Montoya 
  24. Dave Blaney 
  25. Matt Kenseth
  26. Travis Kvapil 
  27. Kurt Busch
  28. Ken Schrader 
  29. Landon Cassill 
  30. Casey Mears 
  31. Clint Bowyer 
  32. David Gilliland
  33. Jeff Burton
  34. Brian Vickers
  35. Joey Logano
  36. Tony Raines 
  37. Robby Gordon
  38. T.J. Bell 
  39. J.J. Yeley
  40. Mike Skinner 
  41. David Stremme
  42. Joe Nemechek 
  43. Michael McDowell 
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