Daytona Road Course Truck Pole To Zane Smith

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Zane Smith scored the pole for Friday's NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on the Daytona Int'l Speedway road course. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)
Zane Smith scored the pole for Friday's NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on the Daytona Int'l Speedway road course. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Fresh off his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory last week at Michigan Int’l Speedway, Zane Smith will lead the field to the green flag during Friday’s event on the Daytona Int’l Speedway road course.

Smith was named the polesitter based on NASCAR’s new competition-based formula that sets the starting lineups for each event. The new formula utilizes a driver’s finishing position from the most recent race (weighted at 50%), owner points position (35%) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%).

This is the first time NASCAR has utilized this new formula. NASCAR most recently used a random draw to set starting fields in its three national divisions following the sport’s return to competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rookie Christian Eckes of Kyle Busch Motorsports will start second alongside Smith. Brett Moffitt of GMS Racing and Truck Series championship leader Austin Hill of Hattori Racing Enterprises make up row two.

The remainder of the top-10 includes Tyler Ankrum, Todd Gilliland, Tanner Gray, Ben Rhodes, Derek Kraus and Raphael Lessard.

Sunoco 150 Starting Lineup

1. Zane Smith
2. Christian Eckes
3. Brett Moffitt
4. Austin Hill
5. Tyler Ankrum
6. Todd Gilliland
7. Tanner Gray
8. Ben Rhodes
9. Derek Kraus
10. Raphael Lessard
11. Johnny Sauter
12. Matt Crafton
13. Ty Majeski
14. Sheldon Creed
15. Tate Fogleman
16. Parker Kligerman
17. Grant Enfinger
18. Codie Rohrbaugh
19. Tyler Hill
20. Cory Roper
21. Alex Tagliani
22. Stewart Friesen
23. Austin Wayne Self
24. Spencer Boyd
25. Jordan Anderson
26. Kris Wright
27. Carson Hocevar
28. Jennifer Jo Cobb
29. Natalie Decker
30. Scott Lagasse Jr.
31. Spencer Davis
32. Norm Benning
33. Bobby Kennedy
34. Bryan Collyer
35. Mark Smith
36. Bobby Reuse
37. Roger Reuse
38. Mike Skeen
39. Tim Viens