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Brett Moffitt Currently Recovering from Off-Track Injuries

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

Brett Moffitt is currently recovery from leg injuries sustained in a motocross bike accident Saturday and was required to have surgery.

The 2018 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion is expected to make a full recovery that’ll take up to 6-8 weeks.

GMS Racing issued a statement Monday regarding Moffitt’s conditions:

“GMS Racing No. 23 driver Brett Moffitt is recovering from surgery following an accident Saturday on a motocross bike in which he suffered a fracture in both of his legs. Moffitt is in very good spirits and his doctors expect a full recovery. Rehabilitation is estimate to take up six to eight weeks.

“GMS Racing wishes Moffitt a full and speedy recovery and looks forward to his return.”

Despite not having the greatest start to a season, Moffitt currently sits fourth in points after two races, trailing points leader Austin Hill by 23 points.

The 27-year-old have also competed in the first four Xfinity Series races for Our Motorsports, scoring two top-15 finishes including a 14th at Auto Club Speedway. The No. 02 team sits 18th in the owner’s standings, 15 markers behind Brandonbilt Motorsports’ No. 68 team (driven by Brandon Brown) to make the owner’s playoffs.

However, the NASCAR season is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This past Friday, the sport postponed both race weekends in Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

As of Monday, NASCAR have yet to confirm what kind of action they’ll take after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Sunday to prohibit gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

At the moment, the next scheduled Truck Series race will be at Texas Motor Speedway for the running of the Vankor 350 March 27.

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.