Brett Moffitt continued to impress and picked up his first career victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in the Careers for Veterans 200. In his last three starts, the 24-year-old has finished third, second and first. Moffitt posted the fourth and second-fastest times respectively in two practice sessions on Friday. In two rounds of single-truck knockout qualifying, Moffitt transferred to the final round to earn the sixth starting position for the 100-lap event in the No. 11 Toyota Tundra. The start of the race was delayed due to inclement weather, but the green flag flew under sunny skies. Moffitt moved into the top-five by lap 20. Under caution for the first time on lap 32 for the expiration of the caution clock, crew chief Scott Zipadelli brought Moffitt to pit road for four Goodyear tires and a full tank of Sunoco fuel. The Iowa native reported that the No. 11 Tundra was a little loose into the corner and a little tight off the corner. Moffitt restarted in the 10th position, but quickly began moving to the front of the field. Under a subsequent caution on lap 46, Moffitt hit pit road to top off with fuel. After restarting in the sixth position, Moffitt immediately moved into the fourth position and on lap 62, he took the third position. Under caution on lap 63, Zipadelli called him to pit road for two right side tires and fuel. In the remaining 37 laps, Moffitt continued to run in the top-five, taking second place with three to go. On the white flag lap, Moffitt passed teammate Timothy Peters, and recorded his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win, in just six starts.
Start - 6
Finish - 1
Owner Points Position - 6
Laps Led - 1
Brett Moffitt Quotes:
What does this win mean to you?
"This has been huge. At the beginning of the year we didn't have anything on the schedule. Coming here and these guys give me such good race trucks week in and week out. I knew it was just a matter of time. Honestly, during the race I didn't think it was going to be our day. It was just tough out there with the draft, but what an amazing finish. It couldn't have worked out any better for us. I can't thank Tom DeLoach (team owner) and everybody at Red Horse Racing enough and Camping World for putting this on."
How important is this win for you moving forward?
"Winning is awesome, no matter what the circumstance is. Last week finishing second was really frustrating for me because I have a short timetable to get the job done and I knew everyone was impressed with the runs we were having and happy, but for my sake I needed to go out there and win. This was our job to get the 11 truck in the owner's championship and we did that and hopefully we can get another win next week and hopefully some more doors open down the road. All in all it's been a great opportunity and a lot of fun racing when you have the right tools for the job and our partners with Toyota and Tom (DeLoach, team owner) give us those tools and me and Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) are just able to make the most of it."