Zane Smith Disqualification, Front Row Motorsports Las Vegas Motor Speedway Confirmed
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 04: #38 Michael Roberts Construction Ford driver Zane Smith drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 04, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada . (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The National Motorsports Appeals Committee has upheld a penalty imposed on the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford driven by Zane Smith after Friday night’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith initially finished in second place, but was relegated to last place after post-race inspection revealed the truck did not meet NASCAR rulebook specifications under the following rules: 14.16 .1: wheel assembly 1-4 wheel nuts.
Hearing panelists were: Mr. Dixon Johnston, Ms. Cathy Rice and Mr. Lake Speed. As this is a race disqualification appeal, the panelists’ decision is final and Front Row Motorsports has no opportunity to appeal the decision to the Final Appeals Office.
Hard pill to swallow for my team. From a supply issue with legal lug nuts that will get you a DQ after coming from behind twice to finish 2nd and not getting credit for it, sucks. Nothing will feel better than getting a win @amupdates next week. Focus on the front 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/roTzcdgnwU
— Zane Smith (@zanesmith77) March 9, 2022