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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 30: Zane Smith, driver of the #21 MRC Construction Chevrolet, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 30: Zane Smith, driver of the #21 MRC Construction Chevrolet, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images

After Chip Ganassi Racing Future Fell Through, Zane Smith’s Truck Title Run Also Audition for 2022 Ride

Before the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season began, Zane Smith’s future was set. The 22-year-old racer would finally realize his dream in stock car’s premier series—NASCAR Cup—with Ganassi Racing.  That was before Chip Ganassi sold his team to Trackhouse Racing in June.

“I was signed by them—and that’s where that is,” Smith said. “I was just kind of a backup plan, you could say, the replacement. But I don’t think anybody in NASCAR saw them selling their race team. I had a lot to look forward to this year—and now you kind of see where I’m at.

“If I’m being completely honest with you, I really don’t know (his 2022 plans). One, I really don’t know and two, I’m not sure I want to know. I have a team around me that kind of communicates with people and I told them I don’t want to know. All I want to do is go and win on Friday night. Hopefully, that will fix a lot of problems.”

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