Brett Moffitt will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for some dirt racing. On Tuesday, AM Racing announced he will pilot a new #37 Chevrolet Silverado in Friday’s Corn Belt 150 at Knoxville Raceway.
AM Racing typically fields just the #22 for Austin Wayne Self, who is currently fourteenth in points. For the 2017 season opener at Daytona, when the team was still a part-time operation, AM expanded to two trucks with J.J. Yeley in the #22 and Self in the #32; the latter finished a career-best second, while Yeley placed ninth for a double top ten.
The 2018 Truck champion, Moffitt began the 2021 season running full-time in both the Trucks (for Niece Motorsports) and Xfinity Series (Our Motorsports). Although he declared for Truck points to open the year, he and Niece struggled in stark contrast to his performance at Our, prompting him to switch to the Xfinity standings in April. Moffitt is currently twenty-third in points with five top tens.
In March, Moffitt finished twenty-fourth in the Bristol Dirt event. He scored a fifth at Eldora, previously the only dirt track in the Trucks, in 2018.
“We could not be happier to have a champion driver like Brett Moffitt competing under the AM Racing banner at Knoxville,” said team co-owner Kevin Cywinski. “It has always been our intention and part of our long-term strategy to expand our team to two trucks and Knoxville is the first step to making that happen.
“We know this race is an important event for Brett and his partners and believe we will provide him a truck capable of capturing AM Racing another top-10 finish or better on Friday night.”
While Knoxville is new to the Truck schedule, it will essentially be his home race. Moffitt hails from Grimes, Iowa, approximately 54 miles away from Knoxville. In 2007, he became the youngest driver to win a dirt modified feature at the track.
“I’m stoked for this opportunity to compete in Friday night’s Truck Series race at Knoxville,” said Moffitt. “I appreciate AM Racing putting a second team together to allow me to be a part of this race and return to a track that has such sentimental value to me.”
Moffitt is not the only Iowa-born, non-Truck regular dabbling in his home state’s lone national series event. Fellow Xfinity driver Michael Annett, from Des Moines, announced his entry yesterday.