"This car is so special. This Rainbow DuPont Chevy," Smith said of the car Gordon drove the bulk of his career for Hendrick Motorsports. "The No. 24 - when it hit the track, and Jeff Gordon was driving it, this sport was never the same."
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"I thought maybe second or even third round, but I'm just happy the Eagles took me," Smith said.
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