GROTS: Zane Smith snares first Truck win

( Zane Smith made a last-lap pass in double overtime to earn his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory Friday night in the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

The 21-year old Smith held off his friend, Sunoco rookie Christian Eckes, by a mere .318 seconds for the victory and his official berth into the upcoming 2020 series playoffs. Their duel was made possible after the race’s most dominant driver, Grant Enfinger, was taken from the lead on the restart in a three-truck collision at the front of the field involving 2019 Michigan race winner Austin Hill and NASCAR Cup Series rookie John Hunter Nemechek.

Former NHRA champion-turned NASCAR rookie Tanner Gray finished a career-best third, followed by Tyler Ankrum (fourth) and Todd Gilliland (fifth). The average age of the top five finishers was 20 years old.

Brett Moffitt, Raphael Lessard, Derek Kraus, Parker Kligerman and World of Outlaws sprint-car star David Gravel rounded out the top 10 in order. It was a career-best finish for Lessard as well.

For more on the race, follow this link.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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