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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Zane Smith
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.
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.
C.J. Radune notes that Zane Smith will line up eighth Saturday, which could be a springboard to a top-10 finish.
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.
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
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
Smith won the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Fast Truck Practice at COTA
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.
Claims Truck Series ROTY
Runner-up Finish at Phoenix
Smith finished second in the Lucas Oil 150 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Phoenix Raceway Friday night.
Third at Martinsville Speedway
Smith finished third in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Friday night.