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TBT: Brett Moffitt Wins Atlanta Truck Series Race

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When NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt won last season’s Active Pest Control 200 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, he had no idea it would be the first of six wins during his 2018 campaign.

How did Moffitt get to victory lane on February 24, 2018, well if it wasn’t for a caution it may not have happened.

Moffitt would start the race in the 10th position but claim the victory later that evening in his first win in the series in almost two years.

Moffitt would make a bold move, diving to the inside and taking the leader at the time Myatt Snider and Johnny Sauter three-wide on lap 133.

“It’s unbelievable to even be in a race car at this point, let alone in Victory Lane. We had a really good truck. Kyle spun his tires a couple of restarts ago and put us back, said Moffitt.”

Fellow competitor Kyle Busch seemed poised to claim his 50th truck series victory, but when Josh Reaume crashed, causing a fifth caution on lap 125, the lead-lap trucks came to pit road for service.

However, pitting wasn’t the problem for Busch. The problem was he left pit road with the lug nuts off his left rear tire which caused him to lose his tire as he pulled off headed to turn 1.

Busch being a lap down (ultimately finishing 21st) was just what Moffitt needed to claim the checkered flag.

The win at the time was the first for Hattori Racing Enterprises who at the time had been 0 for 43 in the series.

Moffitt went on to not only win 6 races in 2018, but he amassed 13 top-5’s, 13 top-10’s in his 23 starts last season. The 26-year old’s victory in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway propelled him to win the Championship as well.

Fantasy Note: As the NGOTS heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Saturday afternoon event Moffitt certainly isn’t a back pick if you participate in any type of Fantasy Racing leagues. In two starts at the track, Moffitt has one win (2018), and an 11th place finish in 2017. While he has only led two laps at ATL, he has an average finish of 6.0.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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