While most of the talk about last night's Daytona 500 is about the delays and Montoya's Spectacular Crash; New York native, Regan Smith was running with the big dogs for a large part of the night.  Smith who grew up in Cato, NY says a slow pit stop shuffled him to the back of the pack and we all know what happens back there.

"When you're in the middle of the pack at the closing stages of a restrictor-plate race, you're asking for trouble," noted Smith. "We were in the danger zone and sure enough we got caught up in someone else's mess. I knew we were in a bad position.

Check out the video of his crash with 13 laps to go.

Smith ended up 24th after starting 6th and running in the top 5 many times. He says he thought they could have still had a top ten finish if it hadn't been for the wreck.

Read more on his take of the race here and watch more videos from the race at Nascar.com