NASCAR Update: Zane Smith Speculated to Make Truck Series Return With Bill McAnally Racing; Fans Await Imminent Announcement

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24-year-old sensation, Zane Smith is making a major jump to NASCAR’s elite division as he takes up the role of a full-time driver of the #71 car at the Chevy camp in Spire Motorsports. The 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion is touted to captivate the fandom with his race craft as he pilots the #71 Chevy for Spire Motorsports in an alliance with Trackhouse Racing.
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As the community gears up for an epic season-opener at L.A., Smith might be actually gearing up for something else. Curious? Well, the driver has been seen at Bill McNally Racing, probably teasing the fandom about a new tie-up with the Truck Series team as fans speculate a grand return of the young gun to the division.
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“So excited to get this year going and be a part of this group,” said Smith after he opened up about his delight in joining the Chevy camp at Spire Motorsports. In September last year, the team secured a massive deal, roping in the Truck Series sensation to their stable as its driver for the #71 car, expanding its operations to a three-car operation with veteran Corey LaJoie continuing in the No. 7 car and Carson Hocevar taking over the No. 77 from Ty Dillon.
Excited and stoked to start his rookie season in NASCAR’s top-tier division, Smith said, “I mean, what you named was just the drivers that that we’ve have underneath the building, but the personnel that Spire has acquired is phenomenal. It’s great people that they have making these race cars go fast, um the leadership behind this team is outstanding. And it’s just awesome to be a part of.”
While the driver’s jump up to the Cup Series was pretty much anticipated by NASCAR pundits what they couldn’t foresee was the driver’s next move. Recently, he made the headlines by teasing the fans about a possible Truck Series return. Coming to the crux of the matter, Smith was seen at Bill McNally Racing alongside team officials, actively sharing his thoughts.
The team even shared an image of the same with the caption, “Great to have you in the house, @ZaneSmith.” Just merely hours after the team shared the tweet of its new partners, family members, and friends, they shared the update about Smith’s walk over to the Chevy camp. But does this mean anything significant? Probably! But as of now, we still don’t have any confirmation about the driver’s future or the team’s intended plans for 2024 with the driver.
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Workforce joins Smith as associate sponsor in his rookie Cup season
“This is great news,” said the driver according to ayski.com, reflecting on his new sponsorship as he gears up for the season-opener in Los Angeles. Based on the facts, he further added, “To have success in this sport, corporate backing is as important as a good pit crew and we feel we found this with Workforce. I was able meet with them this week and everyone is excited for 2024.”
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via Imago Zane Smith celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Smith will have Workforce as his sponsor after the driver and the company inked a multi-year deal with an emphasis on expanding Workforce’s brand identity in the world of Stock Car Racing. While it is a golden opportunity for the driver to showcase his skills, Workforce will have the benefits of utilizing its services to businesses involved in the sport and an increased business-to-business marketing strategy across motorsports.
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Smith who owns nine Cup Series starts including and a decent 13th-place finish in the 2023 Daytona 500 and a 10th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 in May looks to retain his rookie status and will be one of the favorites for the 2024 rookie award.

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