Front Row’s No. 38, Zane Smith disqualified after Truck Series post-race inspection at Homestead


Zane Smith's No. 38 Ford at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Alejandro Alvarez
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NASCAR officials have disqualified the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford and driver Zane Smith for an infraction found in technical inspection after Saturday’s Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The No. 38 Ford was found in violation of Section 14.4.7.I in the NASCAR Rule Book, which specifically references the windshield support. Officials indicated that the truck will be brought to the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina for further inspection.

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Smith and the team had crossed under the checkered flag in second place behind race winner Carson Hocevar in Saturday’s Baptist Health Cancer Care 200. But the post-race ruling demoted Smith to last place in the 34-truck field, also stripping him of the 16 stage points he would have earned.

The Bob Jenkins-owned Front Row organization released a statement after the decision, saying: “We are disappointed in the disqualification from today’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event. We will continue to work and discuss with NASCAR officials back at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C., before making any further comment.”

Smith, last year’s series champion, was eliminated from title eligibility in the Craftsman Trucks Playoffs even before Saturday’s post-race penalty.

No other issues were found in post-race inspection in the Homestead-Miami garage, confirming Hocevar’s victory.

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