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Zane Smith Returning to GMS in 2021

Zane Smith will continue his tenure at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series next season, the team announced today, Oct. 12.

The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado has had a breakout season with the organization this season, winning two races along with 10 top-10 finishes.

Smith’s truck number for 2021 was not specified in the release.

The 21-year-old advanced to the Round of 8 of the playoffs and is currently sitting in third in the standings.

2020 has been Smith’s first full-time season in the Truck Series after a part-time run at JR Motorsports in 2019.

“I’m just thankful to Maury (Gallagher), Mike Beam, Chevrolet and all of GMS Racing,” Smith said in a release. “It was one thing to be full time for such a good race team like GMS, but to get to do it again is a whole other thing. It takes a lot of pressure off myself going into this final round of the playoffs knowing I have a job next year. Now there is a good kind of pressure and that’s winning the championship in my rookie year. I can’t wait to be back full-time next season with the knowledge and experience I have now.”

The Truck Series returns to action Oct. 17 for the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway. Smith will look to lock a spot into the Championship 4.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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