Super sub Regan Smith gets the call again

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Regan Smith had no plans to race this weekend. The driver for JR Motorsports in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series was at home working on his new house. Sunday morning however, Smith found himself at Martinsville Speedway preparing to take part in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series STP 500.  Smith subbed for driver Kyle Larson.

The 2014 Sprint Cup rookie of the year was taken to  Martinsville Memorial Hospital Saturday after he fainted at Chevy Stage in the fan area. Doctors checked out Larson and said he seemed fine but recommend he see a neurologist for further evaluation. Since there was no neurologist at the Martinsville hospital, Larson was transported back to Charlotte N.C. Saturday night and seen at the Carolinas Medical Center.

“I pretty much just got wind that something was going on last night,” Smith said Sunday morning. MORE>>>

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