Iowa Xfinity Preview: Zane Smith

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography)


– Zane Smith will get behind the wheel of JRM’s No. 8 Chevrolet for the fifth time in 2019 this weekend at Iowa.

– In his most recent NXS start for JRM at Dover, Smith started sixth and finished ninth. In four starts for the team this season, he has two top-10 finishes.

– Smith has two starts at the .875-mile oval in the ARCA Menards Series, with his highest finish of fourth coming in 2018.

– La Paz Cocktail Mix, out of Brea, Calif., is on board the No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend with Smith. This is La Paz’s first primary race with the No. 8 team.


“I’m ready to jump back in this No. 8 La Paz Cocktail Mix Chevrolet this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The No. 8 team has had a lot of momentum on their side from the past few weeks, and I’m very grateful to be able to contribute to that. I have some experience at Iowa Speedway from racing in the ARCA Menards Series, and we ran Richmond earlier this season with really good results. So I know we are capable of getting to the front on Sunday.”