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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
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa — On Saturday morning at Iowa Speedway, Brett Moffitt told the assembled media that a win at the track located just over 40 miles from his hometown of Grimes, Iowa would be huge. Moffitt indicated his No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota had speed this season, but they just haven’t put the whole race together to compete with the likes of Johnny Sauter, who has four victories in 2018. Before the sun set over Newton less than eight hours later, Moffitt returned to that sameRead More
By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Heat and humidity. Three-wide action. One race-changing wreck — and a rousing triumph for a local favorite. The wild, competitive and unpredictable M&M’s 200 Saturday at Iowa Speedway certainly showcased the drama the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series delivers from week-to-week. But once the dust settled and the sun sank low in the sky, a relative sense of calm swept over speedway veteran Brett Moffitt. Why relative? Because Moffitt — who grew up on Iowa dirt tracks before climbing NASCAR’s ranks —Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa —The first question on Saturday during Brett Moffitt’s media availability at Iowa Speedway was regarding his outlook and expectations for the night’s M&M’s 200. “Beat him,” Moffitt said with a laugh and a nod towards Johnny Sauter, sitting alongside him at the podium. “I guess that is the expectation. He’s set the bar. It’s certainly the goal.” Sauter has been on a tear in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, winning four of the first eight races. Moffitt won the secondRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt. Moffitt is the 25-year-old driver of the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises. He is currently locked into the 2018 Playoffs via his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Moffitt was the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Brett Moffitt: “I started go-karting when I was 10 orRead More