– In his NXS debut at Las Vegas earlier this season with JR Motorsports, Zane Smith raced among the top 10 throughout the 300-mile event. Ultimately, the rookie driver was relegated to a 24th -place finish after being collected in an unavoidable incident on lap 205.
– In 19 starts on short tracks in the ARCA Racing Series, Smith has two wins (Nashville and Toledo), nine top fives and 15 top 10s, with two pole awards and 495 laps led.
– Saturday will be Smith’s first start at Bristol Motor Speedway in any of NASCAR’s top-tier series.
– The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas returns to the No. 8 Chevrolet as the team’s primary partner.
“I’m stoked to get back with the No. 8 team and have The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with us again. I think this weekend will be a lot of fun for me, with my driving style suited more for short tracks – especially for any type of bullring or high-banked place. Bristol is just awesome, in general. Hopefully we’ll unload again with great speed and have a better end to our race that will show our true finish.”