Stewart leapfrogs Newman, reclaims top spot

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Dropped Out: Denny Hamlin

David Reutimann

Underdog of the Week:

Regan Smith

"We're at the 20th-place barrier, but we want to be in the top-15 barrier consistently," said a frustrated Smith. "Actually, we had a top-15 car today, but just couldn't get that Lucky Dog [when we needed it]." That's great to hear from a segment of the garage where most teams are starting and parking. Considering NASCAR's successful underdogs are few and far between these days, I can tell you one thing we need to see is teams like the No. 78 at the track more often.

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