Smith, the 2022 regular-season champion in the Truck Series, will return for another full-time season next year at No. 38 Ford, the organization announced Thursday.
Additionally, Smith, 23, will make his Daytona 500 debut with FRM as part of a plan that will include additional cup series for the organization starting in 2023, as well as another partnership with FRM. An organization may participate in the Xfinity series of competitions.
“Front Row Motorsports is going strong right now, not only with their truck series program, but their cup series program,” Smith said.
“While I’m 100% focused on the Truck Series playoffs right now and winning championships for our partners, I’m excited about what’s ahead next season as I have the opportunity Also racing to the next level and continuing to grow as a racing driver.”
Another impressive season
So far this season , Smith has 3 victories on the truck team, 15 top 10s and 10 top f i finishes and a regular season win. He is currently No. 2 in the playoff standings and will play the next game of the series on Sept. 9 in Kansas.
“We’re very excited about Zane’s performance this season,” team owner Bob Jenkins said. “We’ve always thought of him as the next breakthrough star in the sport, and he This season has been proving it.
“We had a plan for him and the next step would be Zane and that team in the NASCAR Cup Series, and we knew we could be successful. We also wish Zane the opportunity to win more races and championships through our truck series program and we are excited to see how he does next season. “
In his relatively brief racing career, Smith has won six in the truck race and four in the ARCA Menards series since 2018.
Climbing the ladder
He improvised in the Cup series earlier this season to replace Chris Buescher at Gateway on June 5 and finished 17th.
“We will strategically choose which races to play. We hope Zane can highlight what many have seen him do at the elite level this year,” said team general manager Jerry Freeze.
“Once the 2023 schedule is over, we will These contests are announced later. Until then, we’re focused on winning the truck series. ”