Zane Smith
GMS Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Joins GMS Racing for 2020
Gander Outdoors Truck
November 21, 2019
GMS Racing officials announced today that Smith will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for GMS Racing in 2020, completing the organizations full-time Gander Truck's line-up. Veteran crew chief, Kevin 'Bono' Manion has joined the organization to lead the team for Smith, GMS Racing PR reports.
The 20-year-old Californian made 10 starts in the Xfinity Series last season, nabbing two Top-5 and seven Top-10 finishes for JR Motorsports. Smith will now join one of the more impressive stables in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and race full-time for the Rookie of the Year in 2020. The young driver won four races and finished runner-up in the standings in the 2018 ARCA Series campaign, so the talent level is pretty obvious.
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Xfinity Debut at Las Vegas
February 28, 2019
After two weeks of shadowing the No. 8 Chevrolet team and soaking in as much knowledge as possible, Smith will finally get his chance to strap in and shine for JR Motorsports this weekend. Smith will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, reports.
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Slated for part-time Xfinity duty
December 18, 2018
Smith will compete with JR Motorsports part-time in the 2019 Xfinity Series, Jim Utter of reports.
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