Posted by BMR in Brett Moffitt Racing on 6/13/2018

There's No Place Like Home for Moffitt?

Brett Moffitt, driver of the No. 16 S.M.A.R.T. Series by Destiny Homes Toyota Tundra

Welcome Home

Saturday evening’s M&M’s 200 serves as the homecoming for Grimes, Iowa’s Brett Moffitt. Not only will Moffitt make his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Iowa Speedway, but he will carry the colors of S.M.A.R.T. Series by Destiny Homes, based in Waukee, Iowa. Moffitt has already enjoyed some memorable moments at “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”, including his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series start in 2012 and a trip to victory lane in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2011.

Short Track Prowess

As Moffitt enters his first NCWTS start at his home track, he brings a small but unmistakable track record on short tracks. In his 21 NCWTS starts, three have come on short tracks. Moffitt has never finished worse than sixth on tracks smaller than one mile and posted a third-place finish in the lone short track race this season at Martinsville Speedway. Going back to August 2016, Moffitt’s first career short-track start yielded a runner-up finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. He looks to continue his short track prowess with his second victory of the year on Saturday evening in front of the hometown crowd. 

Season to Date

Thanks to Moffitt’s victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in February, he has a virtually guaranteed spot in the NCWTS playoffs and sits third on the Playoff Grid. Not only does Moffitt occupy an enviable position on the playoff grid, but his four top-five and four top-10 finishes have him third in the drivers championship standings. Moffitt has collected one stage victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway and has led 57 laps through eight races.

Chassis Selection

Chassis No. 009 returns to action on Saturday for the second short track race of the season. Moffitt drove this Toyota Tundra to a third-place finish at Martinsville Speedway in March. This chassis was built brand new for 2018 and was purpose built for short tracks. 

Tune In

Every lap of on-track action from the Hawkeye state will be carried live. FOX Sports 2 will carry opening practice at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by final practice at 11:00 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. FS2 takes over the coverage for three rounds of qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET. The M&M’s 200 goes green at 7:00 p.m. ET live on FS1. Follow along with Moffitt and the HRE team on Facebook (Hattori Racing Enterprises) and Twitter (@Hattori_Racing) for live updates all weekend. 

Brett Moffitt Quote on returning to Iowa and making his first NCWTS start at Iowa Speedway:

“It’s always special to race at home in front of friends and family. I’ve never been in a truck at Iowa before, but we’ve had some success winning in the K&N (Pro Series East) car and ran well in the XFINITY Series. It’s a fun racetrack with a lot of different options that usually puts on a good race. It’s going to be fun to have family with us this weekend, a bunch of friends, and especially to have S.M.A.R.T Series by Destiny Homes on the board. Hopefully we’ll send everybody home happy on Saturday night and give them something to cheer for because a win would be pretty big.”

On his season to date:

“Hopefully we’ll get back on track with another win or top five this weekend. Last week was disappointing at Texas, so it feels good to have another opportunity right away at Iowa. We're bringing a real good chassis this weekend. It only has one race on it. We raced it at Martinsville earlier this year and finished third with it, so we know it’s a good piece. I’m always confident in (crew chief) Scott (Zipadelli) and these No. 16 guys to put a fast Tundra together, we need to button everything up in the race and execute. If we can do that, I feel really good about our chances to get back to victory lane.”

Brett Moffitt's No. 16 S.M.A.R.T. Series by Destiny Homes Toyota Tundra
 

Tags: M&M's 200, Grimes, Brett Moffitt, NASCAR Camping WOrld Truck Series, NCWTS, Iowa Speedway, S.M.A.R.T. Series, Waukee, The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,

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