By Seth Eggert, Associate Editor
As part of their sponsorship of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team, Tipico Sportsbook has an exclusive offer for fans. New users of the sportsbook in Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, and Ohio have the opportunity to ‘Ride with Zane.’
The first 300 customers who make a minimum $38 deposit to a new Tipico Sportsbook account will have their names featured on the truck bed of Smith’s No. 38 Ford F-150 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio. The five largest depositers would also be awarded VIP passes to Mid-Ohio or the Truck race of their choice in 2023.
“Tipico is thrilled to be partnering with the Front Row Motorsports racing team, a group that has set a remarkable pace in the NASCAR circuit with their impressive strides and monumental wins achieved in under two decades of racing,” said David Paschkes, Chief Commercial Officer at Tipico North America.
“We recognize the significant role teams like FRM have played in propelling the growth of sports betting handle and increasing popularity in the sport of NASCAR. Through our partnership, we aim to increase our presence and support the NASCAR community, especially those in Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado and Iowa, by bringing the excitement of sports betting directly to fans where the action is happening.
“As a leading sports betting platform, we are committed to providing an unparalleled experience for all fans and enthusiasts of NASCAR.”
The 2022 Truck Series champion has one start at the 2.258-mile road course. Smith finished runner-up after a hard-fought battle with Parker Kligerman late in the inaugural truck race at Mid-Ohio. He also won the second Stage of the race.
On road courses Smith has two victories, four top-five and six top-10 finishes in eight starts. Both of his victories came at Circuit of the Americas.
After the most recent Truck race at Martinsville Speedway, Smith sits second in the points standings, 26 behind Ty Majeski. Though second in points, he still leads the playoff standings with two victories in 2023 and 11 Playoff Points.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.