Zane Smith Had Late Race Mechanical Issues

Zane Smith

Zane Smith, No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Silverado

START: 6th

FINISH: 16th  


Notes & Quotes:

  • Zane Smith started sixth at Bristol Motor Speedway and ran inside the top five for most of the first stage, finishing fourth in Stage One. The team elected to pit during the break for four tires and fuel. Smith was consistent during Stage Two and the team did not pit during the Stage Two break to keep their fourth place position on track.Smith was running inside the top five with 15 laps to go when the handling on his Silverado went away and he fell through the field to finish 16th.
  • Smith is currently third in the playoff standings, 11 points behind the leader and 25 points above the cutoff line for the Round of 8.

“I can’t give you an honest answer as to why we fell back. All of a sudden with 15 to go I just wasn’t able to turn in both ends. It was really bad in one and two, with the same feeling as a right front going down. I was just waiting to knock down the fence. I couldn’t turn at all and we were fading quick, I was just doing everything I could to hold them off. I appreciate Chevrolet for all they do and the whole Gallagher family. GMS has been working really hard, we ran really good tonight. It just sucks to bring home a 16th-place finish when we ran top five all night.”


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