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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Johnny Benson a decade ago, the defending NASCAR Truck Series champion won’t defend their title with the team they won the championship. That’s the case for Brett Moffitt, who won’t be returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2019 as announced Wednesday via statement by Shige Hattori, and it’s an absolute crushing blow to not just Moffitt, but the state of NASCAR. “We are extremely proud of what we achieved with Brett and winning the championship together,” said Hattori. “Our organization’s relationshipRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be the first title fight of the weekend to be settled, as the four remaining drivers in the Playoffs will duke it out Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the right to hoist the championship trophy when the checkered flag falls. Eight drivers started the Playoffs with a berth in the championship race in mind, but half of them fell by the wayside, leaving Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt, and Johnny Sauter as the fourRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Charging from third to first with a strong inside move after a restart with three laps left, Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a dramatic victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. While Noah Gragson and Grant Enfinger battled for the lead and swapped side-to-side shots on Lap 148 of 150, Moffitt powered his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota down to the frontstretch apron and cleared Gragson and EnfingerRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Brett Moffitt’s career year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series nearly came unraveled Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, but luckily for him and the No. 16 team, they live to play another day. Starting in eighth, the team ran into issue after issue, including damage to his truck in one of the many crashes throughout the day and having to bounce back from two different pit road penalties. Though he only finished 17th, Moffitt fared better than some of the other Playoff contendersRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – A disappointing end to the UNOH 200 couldn’t keep Brett Moffitt down. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver is second in the Playoff Standings after the regular season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway. Moffit had another top-10 finish seemingly in the bag in the waning laps of the 200-lap race. However, the Hattori Racing Enterprises No. 16 Otics USA / Toyota Tsusho ducked onto pit road with under 20 laps to go. A flat right rear tire was the culprit, forcingRead More

Posted On July 20, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Ryan Truex

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Kaulig Racing’s Ryan Truex. Truex is a 26-year-old driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from Mayetta, NJ. He drives the No. 11 Phantom Fireworks / Bar Harbor / Sea Watch International Chevrolet Camaro SS. Truex is competing for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. He is currently eighth in the Championship Points Standings, 129 behind Points Leader Elliott Sadler, and 117 ahead of Ross Chastain, who holds the cutoff for the Playoffs. SethRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship contender Brett Moffitt has one less race to worry about sponsorship. Moffitt, and his Hattori Racing Enterprises team will have iRacing adorn the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18. iRacing, the world’s leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, which is celebrating its 10thanniversary added dirt racing to its’ simulation service last year. While some teams and drivers may use iRacing as a tool to prepare for Eldora,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Brett Moffitt didn’t hear the words that turned Friday night’s Overton’s 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his favor. “I’m blowing up!” John Hunter Nemechek shouted over his team radio as he entered Turn 1 with the lead on the final lap at Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek’s misfortune proved an unexpected boon to Moffitt, who won the race by 5.092 seconds over Ben Rhodes, as Nemechek faded to seventh at the finish—not with a blown engine, as he had thought, butRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Nine races in to the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and Brett Moffitt has gone to victory lane twice and sits third in the championship standings. Moffitt won the second race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway and earned the victory last weekend at Iowa Speedway, his home track. The win at Iowa was an emotional victory for the 25-year-old Moffitt, as he grew up less than 50 miles from “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” and his winRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Coming off of his second win of the season, Brett Moffitt is looking to earn back-to-back wins for the first time. Moffitt has added pressure on his Hattori Racing Enterprises team as sponsorship is in question for upcoming races. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff hopeful will be using the same chassis at Gateway Motorsports Park that he won with last weekend. Moffitt also drove Chassis No. 009 to a third-place finish at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. This is the second time thisRead More