Brett Moffitt

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Brett Moffitt
Brett Moffitt Milwaukee Mile ASA 2008.jpg
Moffitt (left) in 2008
Nationality United States American
Born (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 22)
Grimes, Iowa, United States
2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Debut season 2009
Starts 61
Wins 9
Poles 10
Best finish 2nd in 2010, 2013
Awards
2007 Harris Clash Sport Modified winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
7 races run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 66 (Identity Ventures Racing)
First race 2014 FedEx 400 (Dover)
Last race 2014 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2012 position 71st
Best finish 71st (2012)
First race 2012 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2013 position 43rd
Best finish 43rd (2013)
First race 2013 UNOH 225 (Kentucky)
Last race 2013 Michigan National Guard 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2014.

Brett Moffitt (born August 7, 1992) is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Hattori Racing Enterprises, and part-time in the Sprint Cup Series for Identity Ventures Racing; he also is a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing.

Personal life[edit]

Moffitt was born August 7, 1992 in Grimes, Iowa.[1]

Career[edit]

2008 ASALMS car
Moffitt's 2009 East Series car

Moffitt began his racing career at the age of 10 in kart racing competition.[1] In 2007, Moffitt won the Harris Clash in the IMCA Sport Modified division.[2] Following several years of competition in karts and dirt track racing, Moffitt began competing on asphalt in 2008, driving in the American Speed Association's Late Model North Series.[3] He made his debut in NASCAR touring series competition in 2009, driving in the K&N Pro Series East – then known as the Camping World East Series – for a team owned by Andy Santerre; winning the pole in his first race, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, he became the youngest driver ever to do so in the series.[4] He went on to score two wins over the course of the season, finishing the year third in series points.[3] His first win, in the fourth race of the season at South Boston Speedway in May, made Moffitt the youngest driver ever to win in the series, and the youngest to win in any NASCAR touring series;[5] the mark stood until the following season, when it was eclipsed by Darrell Wallace, Jr. in March 2010.[6]

For the 2010 season, Moffitt moved to Joe Gibbs Racing; he scored two wins during the year on his way to finishing second in points at the end of the season.[3] In 2011, he drove as a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, winning three times over the course of the K&N Pro Series East season and finishing third in the series standings.[3]

For 2012, Moffitt changed teams again, moving to Hattori Racing Enterprises, owned by former IndyCar and Truck Series driver Shigeaki Hattori. He won races at Richmond International Raceway and Central Pennsylvania Speedway,[3] and led the series points after nine events of the fourteen-race season.[7] A lack of sponsorship funding from HRE meant that for the final races of the season, starting at New Hampshire, the team associated with Michael Walrip Racing to field Moffitt's car.[8]

In August 2012, Moffitt made his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving for RAB Racing at Iowa Speedway in the U.S. Cellular 250.[9] He finished ninth in the event.[10]

Moffit also is employed as a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing.[1] Moffitt made his Sprint Cup Series debut with the MWR-affiliated Identity Ventures Racing in the 2014 FedEx 400.[11] Moffitt ran for IVR again at Michigan, Indianapolis, Bristol, Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas, and the season finale at Homestead.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Brett". Brett Moffitt official site. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Harris Clash Previous Winners". Harris Clash. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Brett Moffitt". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ Gray, Rob (March 27, 2010). "Iowa teenager Brett Moffitt returns to track in South Carolina". The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA). Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ Gray, Rob (May 31, 2009). "Moffitt, 16, sets NASCAR youth record in East series win". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Wallace makes historic debut in NASCAR Pro Series". Fox Sports. March 30, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, Andy (July 29, 2012). "Brett Moffitt's young racing career picking up traction". The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, IN. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  8. ^ Barrett, Travis (September 21, 2012). "Moffitt Gets A Helping Hand". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  9. ^ "Moffitt Moves Up At Iowa". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. July 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  10. ^ Williams, Chris (August 6, 2012). "Long-term Sadler fandom finally pays off at U.S. Cellular 250". The Des Moines Register. Des Moines, IA. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  11. ^ Estrada, Chris (May 27, 2014). "NASCAR: Brett Moffitt set for Sprint Cup debut this week at Dover". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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