Birth Date: June 9, 1999
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

NASCAR Next Alum Zane Smith comes to GMS Racing following a part-time schedule with JR Motorsport’s No. 8 team in 2019. The talented Smith moves into a full-time Gander Trucks seat with GMS in 2020. The native of Huntington Beach, California turned heads among stiff competition last season, claiming two top-fives and seven top-10 finishes in only 10 NXS starts. This will mark his first season in Gander Trucks. Kevin “Bono” Manion will call the shots for Zane who will drive the No. 21 entry.

With more than 100 wins to his name, Smith has an accomplished resume in venues from Karts to Legends cars to Super Late Models to a NASCAR Truck Series run. In 2015, he finished runner-up to NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott in the Snowball Derby.

In 2019, Smith was named a member of the inaugural Drivers Edge Development program and competed in a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. In 2018, Smith finished runner-up in the ARCA Racing Series championship standings and earned ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year honors. Throughout the 2018 season, the California native collected four victories, 12 tops fives and 13 top 10s, along with one pole award. Smith also drove for MDM Motorsports competing full time in the ARCA Racing Series.