Monday, March 27, 2023

Video: Sammy Smith Held One Lap by ARCA Officials After Contact with Taylor Gray

Taylor Gray spins off the nose of Sammy Smith for the lad. Screengrab from FloRacing.

In a wild turn of events, an incident between race leaders Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray ended the day for David Gilliland Racing’s No. 71, and put a bump in the road for the afternoon of Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18.

Smith, who led 49 of the race’s 50 laps, was held one lap by ARCA Menards Series officials, after it was determined that he acted in retaliation against Gray.


Among Smith’s pure dominance in the ARCA Menards Series events he’s entered this season, the Toyota Racing Development pilot has had on-track incidents with both Taylor Gray and Jesse Love throughout the season.

With Smith’s penalty, and Gray’s retirement from the race, Andres Perez de Lara has been moved into the lead of the event, in his attempt to win his career race in the ARCA Menards Series West.

RJ Starcevic
RJ Starcevic
Owner/founder of @NASCARReport on Instagram - Host of The Drivers Meeting Podcast - Contributor for

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