Brett Moffitt plans to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut on Sunday in the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. He’ll drive the No. 66 Toyota for Jay Robinson Racing.
“I’m honored Jay (Robinson, car owner) asked me to drive his car at Dover,” Moffitt said. “The Monster Mile is a tough but fun track, and I can’t wait to get there. I won the 2009 and 2010 K&N East races at Dover, so I think I’ll feel comfortable there, but Sprint Cup racing is a whole new world.”
Moffitt has a limited amount of NASCAR national level experience. He has one Nationwide Series start under his belt, coming in 2012 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, where he finished ninth. He also has two starts in Camping World Truck Series competition, both coming in 2013 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta and Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Both of the truck races resulted in top-20 finishes. He is currently a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota Racing Development.
“Brett is a very young driver with a lot of experience for his age,” Robinson said. “If you ask around the garage, you will learn he’s one of the most respected young men in the sport who just hasn’t had a chance at a full-time ride. We think he has a lot of talent and will show it at Dover.”
Moffitt is a nine-time race winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition, including a couple of wins at Dover.