Sprint Car Driver Mark Smith Going Trucking

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Mark Smith, seen here in February at East Bay Raceway Park, will make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut this week. (Steve Bischoff photo)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Jordan Anderson Racing and Niece Motorsports have partnered to field an entry for sprint car racer Mark Smith in the Eldora Dirt Derby this week at Eldora Speedway.

“When the opportunity presented itself to put Mark Smith in a truck, it was a no brainer,” said Jordan Anderson Racing team owner Jordan Anderson. “His success on the dirt has been proven over the years and it’s going to be an honor to see him get an opportunity in NASCAR on the dirt. Incredibly grateful to everyone in the shop that put in the extra hours and helped make this happen.

“From Mark’s partners at Selinsgrove Speedway and NRG Controls North, to Rolando Arroyo from Traction Marketing Group, it’s been a complete team effort to make this dream a reality.”

The 48-year-old Smith, from Sunbury, Pa., is a veteran sprint car driver and co-owner of Mach 1 Chassis. This year, he has earned seven sprint car victories driving his own Mach 1 Chassis house car.

Smith will drive the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado with sponsorship from Selinsgrove Speedway and NRG Controls North.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to compete at the NASCAR level,” said Smith. “These types of opportunities typically don’t present themselves at 48 years old. I’m looking forward to strapping into the No. 38 Chevy Silverado and competing at a track that I’m very familiar with.

“The entire team has done a great job preparing a truck I feel confident in, and I’m hoping that we can bring home a finish that everyone will be proud of.”

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