Smith started the day off in third during timed qualifying and was ready to take on the field. He didn’t waste any time showing he was on pace for the front by taking the win in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was all the No. 45 out front at the first turn and for every lap after, giving Smith his third career win.
“This is a great feeling to get back up here (on the podium),” said Smith. “It was a really tough track both mentally and physically so to get the win is awesome. I feel like we’ve gained some great momentum and I can’t wait to go after another win in St. Louis.”