Brett Moffitt (#11 Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Kentucky Speedway.
Brett Moffitt will join the Red Horse Racing (RHR) stable for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, subbing for Matt Tifft in the No. 11 Toyota Tundra, who underwent surgery for removal of a low-grade glioma in the brain.
Brett Moffitt won the 2015 Rookie of the Year honors, beating out second-place Matt DiBenedetto and Jeb Burton by five points. NASCAR’s program allows drivers to drop their worse races and provides bonuses for top-10 finishes.
Brett Moffitt started his season in a relief role for the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing team and scored an eighth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. That spring boarded him to 13 top-30 finishes and the 2015 Rookie of the Year title, many of which were earned in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports ride vacated by David Ragan.
Brett Moffitt should finish somewhere in the 25th- to 35th-place range this week at Phoenix International Raceway. In four starts on short, flat tracks in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford he has finished in that range each time.
Brett Moffitt should be able to finish among the top 30 this week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In his four flat track attempts this year, his worst result was a 32d at Phoenix International Raceway and the rest were top-30s.
Brett Moffitt should land somewhere in the low- to mid-30s this week unless he experiences some type of trouble in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. All three of his previous starts with Front Row Motorsports on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have resulted in finishes of 31st through 37th.
Brett Moffitt did not know he would contend for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 when the season started, but persistent health issues for Brian Vickers opened a seat and gave him an unexpected opportunity.
Michigan International Speedway was the site of one of Brett Moffitt’s part time runs in 2014 . He qualified a collaborative Michael Waltrip Racing/Jay Robinson entry 34th for this race last year and finished in that same position.
Brett Moffitt will make his second Dover start this week in Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34. Last spring he raced a Jay Robinson / Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) collaborative effort to a 22nd-place result.
Front Row Motorsports will keep 22-year-old Brett Moffitt as the primary driver of its No. 34 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, including multiple races with primary sponsorship from CSX and its "Play It Safe" initiative.
Brett Moffitt has made all three starts for the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. Two of these came with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, while the other was in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will continue to gain experience with a fourth start this week.
Driver swaps continue in response to the loss of Kyle Busch to injury and Brian Vickers to health concerns. With the news that David Ragan will move to the No. 55 for the remainder of the season after Talladega SuperSpeedway, Brett Moffitt has been named as the driver of the No. 34 at Kansas Speedway, according to NBC NASCAR Talk’s Dustin Long.
Brett Moffitt’s 17th-place finish in the Food City 500 at Bristol was his best result in the past four weeks, which is when he climbed back into the No. 55 in relief of Brian Vickers.