Brett Moffitt 2016 NCWTS Careers for Veterans 200 Race Preview
Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes:
Event: Careers for Veterans 200
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
Date: August 27, 2016
Red Horse Racing at Michigan International Speedway… In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.4 and an average finish of 13.2.
Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 502 starts, earning 15 wins, 105 top-five finishes, 219 top-10 finishes and 13 pole awards.
Moffitt Returns to No. 11 Tundra… Following a career-best second-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Moffitt returns to the No. 11 Toyota Tundra at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt will also be in the No. 11 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
2016: The Road So Far… With 13 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing is fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings with driver Timothy Peters. The No. 17 team sits fourth in the owner points standings with the No. 11 team in ninth. The organization has earned seven top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes in 2016.
There’s No Place Like Home… Jason Postma, tire carrier for the No. 11 team, hails from Hudsonville, Michigan, which is about two hours away from Michigan International Speedway.
Follow RHR on Social Media… To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit Red Horse Racing’s Twitter page – @RedHorseRacing and Facebook page – Facebook.com/RedHorseRacing. Also, follow the RHR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @TimothyPeters17 and @Brett_Moffitt.
Catch the Action… FOX Sports 1’s live coverage of the Careers for Veterans 200 begins Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying will air live Saturday, August 27 at 9:30 a.m. ET on FS1. Two practice sessions on Friday, August 26 will air on FS2 at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Michigan International Raceway… On Saturday, Brett Moffitt will race chassis number 020 in the Careers for Veterans 200. Moffitt raced this chassis earlier this season at Kentucky Speedway, where a top-five run was derailed by an engine issue.
Moffitt at Michigan… Moffitt has one NCWTS start at Michigan International Speedway, starting 14th and finishing 17th in 2013. The Grimes, Iowa native also has three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the two-mile track.
Race Rewind: Bristol… Brett Moffitt earned his second top-three finish in two races and improved his best career finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a second-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night. Moffitt transferred to the third and final round of knockout group qualifying to earn the eighth starting position for the 200-lap event in the No. 11 BrainGear / Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli opted to have Moffitt stay out for several cautions early in the race to preserve track position because of threatening weather.
Zipadelli brought him to pit road from third under caution on lap 137 for four fresh Goodyear tires, Sunoco fuel and an air pressure adjustment and Moffitt restarted in the sixth position with 57 laps to go. Moffitt worked his way back to the second position and was battling for the lead when a caution flag slowed the field. Moffitt restarted on the outside of the front row with just five circuits left and nearly picked up his first NCWTS win, but recorded a career-best second place finish.
Brett Moffitt Quote:
On racing at Michigan International Speedway…
“I can’t wait to get to Michigan (International Speedway) and see what we can do this weekend. We’re taking the same Tundra that we had at Kentucky (Speedway) and this team has momentum on their side with a fourth at Eldora (Speedway), a third at Pocono (Raceway) and a second-place finish at Bristol (Motor Speedway). This truck was fast at Kentucky until we had some motor problems, and Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and the guys have worked on it some more since then, so I’m excited for this weekend.”
Michigan International Speedway
Friday, Aug. 26
1:30 p.m. (FS2)
4 p.m. (FS2)
Saturday, Aug. 27
9:30 a.m. (FS1)
100 laps / 200 miles
Saturday, Aug. 27
1:00 p.m. ET (FS1)
About Red Horse Racing:
Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing is a professional race team based in Mooresville, N.C. that strives for excellence both on and off the track. The organization prides itself on integrity, building and maintaining solid relationships with its partners, winning races and contending for championships. Red Horse Racing ownership also operates Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more. For more information please visit redhorseracing.com.