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No. 38 NASCAR Ford F-150 Wrecks On Last Lap At Texas 2023: Video

Zane Smith, driver of the No. 38 NASCAR Ford F-150 in the Truck Series, almost nabbed his second consecutive victory in the 2023 season at Texas Motor Speedway on April 1st, 2023, but found himself wrecked on the last lap as the No. 42 Chevy Silverado RST of Carson Hocevar cruised by to take the victory.

Smith’s No. 38 F-150 race truck challenged the No. 2 Silverado of Nick Sanchez along with the No. 42 of Hocevar heading into the white flag lap. Sanchez’s No. 2 Silverado contacted Smith’s No. 38 F-150; Sanchez”s No. 2 Silverado was then struck by the No. 42 of Hocevar and spun him across the track and wrecking into Smith’s No. 38 NASCAR Ford. Both race trucks were taken out of contention while Hocevar and the No. 42 Chevy shot across the finish line in first.

Smith’s No. 38 NASCAR Ford was ultimately scored 14th, while Sanchez’s No. 2 Silverado finished 13th.

Sanchez explained his view of the wreck. “Obviously coming to the last lap, me and the 38 [Zane Smith] were playing an aggressive side-drafting game and I got a little too aggressive on him, got loose, went through the grass and saved it,” he said. “Just got hit by the 42 [Hocevar]. I don’t know what else to say about that. It is what it is, that’s racing.”

NASCAR Truck Series Race Results, Texas Motor Speedway, April 1, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 5 42 Carson Hocevar Worldwide Express Chevrolet 172 1 Chevrolet Silverado RST
2 14 4 Chase Purdy Bama Buggies Chevrolet 172 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
3 7 52 Stewart Friesen Ferris Commercial Mowers Toyota 172 0 Toyota Tundra
4 3 98 Ty Majeski Road Ranger Ford 172 0 Ford F-150
5 9 35 Jake Garcia # Adaptive One Calipers Chevrolet 172 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
6 25 13 Hailie Deegan Ford Performance Ford 172 0 Ford F-150
7 4 11 Corey Heim Safelite Toyota 172 0 Toyota Tundra
8 26 30 Corey Heim Rangeline Group Toyota 172 0 Toyota Tundra
9 2 51 Jack Wood Sevwins Chevrolet 172 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
10 10 99 Ben Rhodes Kubota Ford 172 1 Ford F-150
11 27 33 Mason Massey Ripper Magoos Ford 172 0 Ford F-150
12 23 2 Kris Wright America's Auto Auction Chevrolet 172 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
13 21 88 Matt Crafton Chi Chis/Menards Ford 172 0 Ford F-150
14 18 38 Zane Smith Speedy Cash Ford 172 0 Ford F-150
15 6 19 Christian Eckes NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet 172 2 Chevrolet Silverado RST
16 1 2 Nick Sanchez # Gainbridge Chevrolet 171 168 Chevrolet Silverado RST
17 13 23 Grant Enfinger Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet 171 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
18 19 45 Lawless Alan Niece/MG Machinery LLC Chevrolet 170 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
19 15 24 Rajah Caruth # Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet 169 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
20 24 9 Colby Howard Project Hope Foundation Chevrolet 169 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
21 29 22 Josh Reaume JAG Metals LLC Ford 168 0 Ford F-150
22 34 12 Spencer Boyd Ft. Worth Stockyards Chevrolet 168 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
23 12 32 Bret Holmes # Bret Holmes Racing Chevrolet 167 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
24 17 17 Taylor Gray # JBL Toyota 166 0 Toyota Tundra
25 20 43 Daniel Dye # KIX Country 98.7/Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet 165 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
26 8 16 Tyler Ankrum LiUNA! Toyota 164 0 Toyota Tundra
27 11 15 Tanner Gray Mobil 1 Toyota 161 0 Toyota Tundra
28 16 5 Dean Thompson Thompson Pipe Group Toyota 143 0 Toyota Tundra
29 32 46 Armani Williams Blue Sprig/Motivity Toyota 140 0 Toyota Tundra
30 30 14 Trey Hutchens Quality Roof Seamers Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
31 28 20 Matt Mills J.F. Electric Chevrolet 134 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
32 33 25 Matt DiBenedetto Rackley Roofing Chevrolet 122 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
33 31 34 Keith McGee RBR Ford 39 0 Ford F-150
34 22 41 Chad Chastain GlobalTranz Chevrolet 17 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Titus McGuirk

    I’ve been a Ford fellow Brother since my 1st 1997 special order x-cab Ranger in 1996. I read the story: “it is what it is, that’s racing”? B.S.! It’s EGO’s hands down. Also: tires were to slick, Not changed enough (according to Hollywood movies). Chevrolet ego’s & Ford ego’s have been battling since the mid 1960’s! But to do it on a NASCAR regulation Track?! Stupid!

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  2. CWJ

    Ford Powered by Chevy…..unreal Ford is racing in pickups…with a GM engine…Ford makes a sealed racing engine…and should have leveaged Nascar to let them use it…..the engine is heart of a racing vechicle….and using a GM….is worse advertising Ford could get…

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