Zane Smith will drive for Spire Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2024. The move for Smith, announced Sept. 16, topples the final link in a series of dominoes.
The first domino fell when Frontstretch’s Dalton Hopkins confirmed a report from The Athletic that Live Fast Motorsports planned to sell its Cup Series charter to Spire Motorsports for $40 million.
The second tile was tilted when Trackhouse announced a multi-year driver agreement with Smith.
To put the pieces together, Trackhouse and Spire will form an alliance, and Smith will drive for Spire Motorsports in the Cup Series in the 2024 season.
“It’s an amazing moment for me,” Smith said. “Trackhouse is one of the most progressive organizations in the garage. I told some friends a year ago that I wanted to be a part of what Trackhouse does and I can’t believe it’s all coming true. I’m so excited and grateful to have a future with the organization.”
“Expansion is not something to take lightly, but we feel Trackhouse is positioned to grow commercially and artistically,” said Trackhouse owner Justin Marks. “You need good timing, very good partners and great drivers. Adding Zane is the signing of the No. 1 pick and we are proud that he is now a member of the Trackhouse family.
Smith, the 2022 Truck Series champion, has seven Cup Series starts, split between Front Row Motorsports and a replacement engine for RFK Racing. His best finish came at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the spring, where Smith finished 10thy.
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