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Why Was Zane Smith Disqualified following Miami?

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Zane Smith has been disqualified following the NASCAR Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

What’s Happening

Zane Smith has been Disqualified following the NASCAR truck race at Homestead-Miami due to failing post-race inspections. Zane Smith’s machine did not have window braces under the windshield which is a violation of NASCAR’s rule book.

Zane originally finished 2nd in the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200, and while the disqualification removes this finish, the final four of the ongoing Truck Series playoffs were not affected by the penalty.

The truck has been taken to NASCAR’s R&D center, where representatives from Front Row continue their discussions over the penalty.

You Need to Know:

  • The Truck Series Championship 4 will remain the same following the updated results
  • Zane Smith originally finished 2nd before the disqualification. Zane and his team, Front Row Motorsports, can now decide if they want to appeal the penalty.
  • Fans at the track noticed early on that there was something out of place with Zane’s windshield.

The Main Characters

Front Row Motorsports has released a statement following the penalty

From the Officials

This is NASCAR’s statement following the disqualification

In the Stands

Some fans actually noticed the missing window braces before NASCAR made the announcement

Nate was on pit road when he noticed something was off on the race car

Eric Estepp also gave a shoutout to those at home and at the track who noticed the windshield.

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