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Getty Images for NASCAR (May 12, 2012)

Regan Smith had hoped his first career victory would be the turning point for his career.

Yet here he is a year later, and not much has changed.

Smith picked up the only win of his Sprint Cup career at Darlington Raceway last May. Although he said Friday the victory was a "momentum booster," he's in dire need of another one.

Smith goes into Saturday night's race ranked 27th in points. He's got just one top-15 finish all season.

He was in a similar position last year, when he came into Darlington ranked 29th. The Darlington victory was hoped to be enough to get him moving, but he had only three top-10s after.

Now Smith says his Furniture Row Racing team has fallen behind and is struggling for answers.