Trucks: Zane Smith to drive full time with GMS in 2020

Zane Smith

GMS Racing announced the signing of their fourth full-time truck series driver in Zane Smith as well as crew chief Kevin Manion, Tuesday afternoon, in a press release.

The pair will get together to pilot a fifth truck for the team during the 2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series season.

Trucks: Zane Smith to drive full time with GMS in 2020

On top of Smith in their fifth truck, GMS will see Brett Moffitt and Sheldon Creed return to the No. 24 and No. 2 teams, respectively, as well as Tyler Ankrum piloting the No. 21 full-time.

The remaining No. 23 truck will be driven part time by 2019 K&N East Series champion Sam Mayer as well as World of Outlaws star David Gravel.

“When I got the offer from Mike Beam asking me to run a truck full-time for GMS Racing, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” Smith said in the release. “GMS is a Championship caliber team and to be a part of an organization like theirs is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with Manion again. He has a lot of experience and I know we will be a great team.”

The pair worked together during Smith’s lone truck series start in 2018, when Smith drove DGR-Crosley’s No. 54 truck to a fifth-place finish.

The 20-year old had some experience in victory lane as well that season, winning four ARCA Menards Series races in 2018 with MDM Motorsports.

During 2019, Smith ran a partial schedule as one of the rotating drivers in JR Motorsports’ No. 8 entry.

He competed in 10 races with the team and collected fifth-place finishes at Iowa Speedway and ISM Raceway.

GMS has not yet announced a sponsor or number for Smith, but did confirm that he will be competing for Rookie of the Year.

The 2020, 23-race truck series schedule will kick off on Friday, February 14 with a 250-mile race at Daytona.

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