Zane Smith

Front Row Motorsports
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Much like his GMS Racing teammate, Sheldon Creed, Smith came out of nowhere last season to win races and vie for the title. His rookie campaign in the Camping World Truck Series was quite impressive, claiming two victories and 13 Top-10 finishes. Smith would push Creed hard over those final three races of last season, claiming two runner-up and one third-place finish. However, that would be the difference in winning the championship and finishing runner-up. Smith will return to this strong race team in 2021 and once again be paired with the veteran crew chief, Kevin Manion. Entering the new season, GMS Racing seems to have all the momentum in this division of NASCAR and their young drivers appeared to be poised to reap the rewards. Read Past Outlooks
Named to Front Row Truck for 2022
Gander Outdoors Truck
November 30, 2021
Front Row Motorsports has officially set its 2022 driver lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series and the Camping World Truck Series, a source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to Jayski.com.
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Todd Gilliland is vacating the No. 38 Ford truck and moving to the Cup Series next season. Smith will come over from GMS racing and fill the open seat in FRM's truck series team. The 22-year-old Californian is coming off two fantastic seasons of racing in this division of NASCAR. Last year he won his third-career victory and finished runner-up in the championship points for the second year in-a-row.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Zane Smith
DFS NASCAR Trucks: Lucas Oil 150
29 days ago
In the winner-take-all finale at Phoenix Raceway, John Hunter Nemechek will hope to close out a very successful season with a final victory.
DFS NASCAR Trucks: United Rentals 200
36 days ago
After a four-week break, the Truck series is back, and John Hunter Nemechek leads the series in wins and will start this week's penultimate race on pole.
DFS NASCAR Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250
63 days ago
C.J. Radune notes that Zane Smith will line up eighth Saturday, which could be a springboard to a top-10 finish.
DFS NASCAR Trucks: Victoria's Voice Foundation 200
71 days ago
John Hunter Nemechek won the spring race in Las Vegas and should continue to show his dominance with only four races left in the season.
DFS NASCAR Trucks:  UNOH 200
78 days ago
Todd Gilliland has two top-10 finishes in three races at Bristol and hasn't finished worse than 14th at the track. He also starts in the second row, giving him prime track position to challenge for a win.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Smith takes over the vaunted No. 21 team of GMS Racing this year. This is the same team that Johnny Sauter piloted to a championship in 2016 and 13 total victories between 2016 and 2018. The 20-year-old Californian will be paired with crew chief Kevin Manion and set out to capture the Rookie of the Year honors in the truck series. Smith raced an impressive 10-start schedule with JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series last season. He earned seven Top 10's in those 10 starts. Now Smith will continue his NASCAR development with a full-time ride in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. There's a lot of potential in this driver and team lineup, and Smith could be under-ranked in the middle teens to start the season.
The California native and next young face in the Xfinity Series will take over the reins of the No. 8 JRM Chevrolet for the departed champion, Tyler Reddick. Smith will race in eight events spread throughout the upcoming year, starting in March at Las Vegas and ending at Dover in October. The 19-year-old talent is fresh off a dominant campaign in the ARCA Series where he nabbed four victories and 12 Top-5 finishes en route to a runner-up finish in the final driver standings of that racing series. Smith will share this ride with other drivers that have yet to be named at the time of this writing. This is a strong race team that has taken both William Byron and Tyler Reddick to the last two Xfinity Series titles. It will be a different story in 2019, but tons of potential for the future with some good finishes along the way as well as a lot of lessons learned.
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Wins United Rentals 200
Gander Outdoors Truck
October 30, 2021
Smith won the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Fast Truck Practice at COTA
Gander Outdoors Truck
May 21, 2021
Smith was fastest in Friday's practice for the Toyota Tundra 225 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas. He turned a fast lap of 89.348 mph.
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Claims Truck Series ROTY
Gander Outdoors Truck
November 11, 2020
Smith missed winning the championship by one spot, but he was crowned Truck Series Rookie of the Year, beyondtheflag.com reports.
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Runner-up Finish at Phoenix
Gander Outdoors Truck
November 6, 2020
Smith finished second in the Lucas Oil 150 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Phoenix Raceway Friday night.
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Third at Martinsville Speedway
Gander Outdoors Truck
October 30, 2020
Smith finished third in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Friday night.
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