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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Austin Hill and Hattori Racing Enterprises will honor the service and life of Mooresville, NC Police Department’s K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon in the Digital Ally 250. Officer Sheldon, a six-year veteran of the MPD, was shot and killed in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop last Saturday near the Hattori race shop. Hill’s No. 16 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Tundra will carry decals honoring the 32-year-old officer and his K-9 partner Ramon. Five of Hill’s 11 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR GanderRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a career season in 2018, NASCAR Next graduate Austin Hill will move to the defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship team, Hattori Racing Enterprises, replacing last year’s champion Brett Moffitt. The Winston, GA native will pilot the No. 16 United Rentals Toyota Tundra full-time in 2019. Chiba Toyopet will adorn the No. 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Further sponsorship details will be announced later. Hill, who has 51 starts in the Truck Series, completed his first full season with Young’s Motorsports in 2018.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The Playoff hopes for Brett Moffitt are still alive and kicking after Fr8Auctions and Northland Foundations stepped up to sponsor the Grimes, IA native. Sponsorship for Moffitt and the Hattori Racing Enterprises team was in question prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Moffitt will pilot the black No. 16 Fr8Auctions / Northland Foundations Toyota Tundra in Friday night’s Overton’s 225. Fr8Auctions last sponsored Moffitt in the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Northland FoundationsRead 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 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
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Next alumni Brett Moffitt has finally found a full-time opportunity. Moffitt will drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt has 13 starts in the Truck Series, including a thrilling victory at Michigan Speedway in 2016. The Grimes, IA native also has three top-fives and six top-10s in the series. Moffitt also has 45 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts and two Xfinity Series starts. Moffitt competed for Hattori in the NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Another piece of the 2018 Camping World Truck Series puzzle has fallen into place as Hattori Racing Enterprises will return full-time. However, the team will be returning without Ryan Truex who lead the team to a ninth-place finish in points in their first full-time season. Although the team never reached victory lane in 2017, Truex tied their best finish, second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He also finished second in the 2016 season-opener with Hattori. Truex also earned the organization’s first two pole positions atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer One more race, one more opportunity, that is all that Ryan Truex has if he wants to make the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Truex enters TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway just seven points behind the cutoff held by Ben Rhodes. Truex has one previous start in the Truck Series at Chicagoland where he finished 15th. He also has two starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile tri-oval with a best finish of 10th in 2012. Truex’s most recent Monster EnergyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  After struggling in the last three races, Ryan Truex looks to return to form in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. This weekend, Truex will have a new sponsor on his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota Tundra in the grocery chain ShopRite. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli is also bringing a brand new Toyota Tundra, chassis No. 006, to the track this weekend. Truex has never competed in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono. However, he has two previous starts in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering the WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400k at Texas Motor Speedway, Ryan Truex was coming off his fourth straight Top 10 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This was also Truex’s second trip to the 1.5-mile speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. In the first practice Truex placed his No. 16 H.E.B. Grocery Store Toyota Tundra 10th on the speed charts for Hattori Racing Enterprises. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli continued to make improvements on the truck as Truex was ninth in the second practice and fifth inRead More