Monday, March 27, 2023

Inspection Complete: Zane Smith Officially Scores Phoenix Win and 2022 Truck Championship (Pending Engine Teardown)

Zane Smith is the official 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion (pending engine teardown) after winning Friday’s season finale at Phoenix Raceway. Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance

Post-race technical inspection following Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway has been completed.

Zane Smith’s race-winning No. 38 Michael Roberts Construction Front Row Motorsports Ford F-150 has passed inspection. Pending engine teardown, which will take place at 3PM on Saturday, Smith and his team will be named the official winners of the race.

With the win, Smith, a Championship 4 contender, will also secure the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. This is the first NASCAR Truck Series championship in Smith’s career.

No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Friday’s race are now considered official.

Ben Rhodes came up just shy of his second-consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship as he finished second in the event. Chandler Smith, another championship contender, finished third. John Hunter Nemechek and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top-five finishers.

Ty Majeski, the fourth Championship 4 driver, finished 20th after a late spin.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150

Race Recap

Zane Smith Endures Fierce Fight to Capture Phoenix Victory, 2022 Truck Series Championship

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: Zane Smith Prevails in Thrilling Battle For the Championship Against Ben Rhodes and Chandler Smith

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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