Along with running full-time in the Camping World Truck Series, Smith will also compete in the Daytona 500. The team noted this will be his first start among others in the Cup Series in 2023.
The team has no plans to field its own Xfinity Series entry, but races “in collaboration with FRM” is an option for Smith.
“We have been thrilled with the performance by Zane this season,” said Bob Jenkins, Owner, Front Row Motorsports in a team release. “We always felt that he was the next breakthrough star in the sport, and he has been proving that this season. We have a plan laid out for him and our next step will be to put Zane and that team in NASCAR Cup Series races where we know we can be successful. We also want to give Zane the opportunity to win more races and a championship with our truck series program, and we are excited to see what he will do next season.”
In their first year together, Smith and FRM have three wins, 10 top-five and 15 top-ten finishes along with the regular season title so far this year.
“Front Row Motorsports has a lot of great momentum now, not only with their Truck Series program, but also with their Cup Series program,” said Smith in a team release. “While I’m 100 percent focused now on the Truck Series playoffs and racing to win a championship for our partners, I’m excited for what the future holds next season as I get the opportunity to also compete at the next level and continue to grow as a race car driver.”