Damage in Daytona Ends Moffitt's Night Early
Originally Written by Steven B. Wilson on Speedway Digest
In the first race of the 2017 campaign, at Daytona International Speedway, Brett Moffitt had a strong showing in the No. 7 Toyota Tundra until damage from contact with another vehicle and then the retaining wall relegated him to a 22nd-place finish. After putting up the 11th-fastest practice time in the single rain-delayed practice on Thursday, the team found a problem with the carburetor and repaired it. On Friday afternoon, the 24-year-old from Grimes, Iowa advanced to the second round of single-truck qualifying and locked his Toyota Tundra into the sixth-place starting position. After the green flag flew for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, Moffitt used the outside lane to work his way to the front of the field and was leading just before the first stage came to an end on lap 20. Contact with another vehicle caused Moffitt to hit the inside wall, and the damage prevented him from continuing in the race, and he was left with a 22nd-place finish.
Start - 6
Finish - 22
Driver Points Position - 17
Laps Led - 2
Brett Moffitt Quote:
"We had a really good Toyota Tundra tonight and I'm disappointed that we didn't get to show it more. We'll go back to the shop and regroup and go on to Atlanta next week."