Birth Date: June 9, 1999
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Resides: Mooresville, N.C.

Zane Smith took the racing world by storm in 2020 as the youngest of four finalists in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship race finale at the ripe of 21 – his first full-time season in the national touring series. The feat earned him two accolades: Rookie of the Year, voted by the media, and Most Popular Driver, voted by the fans.

Zane returns to the national truck series in 2021 as no longer a surprise, but as a championship contender from race one behind the wheel of GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado again.

Zane joined GMS Racing following a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule with JR Motorsport’s in 2019 as a member of the inaugural Driver’s Edge Development program. At JR Motorsports, he claimed an impressive two top-5 and seven top-10 finishes in only ten series starts.

Prior to joining the NASCAR ranks, Smith finished runner-up in the 2018 ARCA Racing Series championship standings and earned ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year honors.

Zane, who first started racing BMX bikes at age 3, has racing in his blood. His father, Mike, runs a race shop and a professional off-road racing team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

“When he was a little kid and they lined up at the door for recess, all the teachers said he’d step on people to get there first,” his father told the Los Angeles Times. “Everything was a competition for him.”

With more than 100 wins to his name stretching from Karts to Legends cars to Super Late Models and now the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Zane is well on his way to fulfilling the promise he showed as a young California kid.