Zane Smith, No. 21 La Paz Chevrolet Silverado
Notes & Quotes:
- After starting 14th, Zane Smith quietly worked his way into the top 10 and scored valuable stage points with an eighth-place finish in Stage One. Smith pitted during the Stage One break for fuel only and started Stage Two in the 23rd position. Smith took over the lead during the Stage Two break when crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion kept him on the track with instructions to “save fuel like there is no tomorrow.” The handling quickly went away on Smith’s Silverado and the team pitted for fuel and four tires during the Lap 50 caution. Smith reported potential engine issues with eight laps to go, but salvaged a 14th-place finish.
- Smith led twice for a total of seven laps.
- Smith is currently seventh in points, three spots above the playoff cutoff line.
“Today was an up and down day for us. We had motor issues with eight laps to go, right after we finally got tires which really hurt our chances. Luckily we were able to lead some laps and score some stage points so not bad for the big picture. We’ll move on to Kentucky.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!