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Moffitt Claims Michigan Truck Race

Moffitt Camping World Truck Series


In a reoccurring theme of late, rain pushed back the start of the Careers For Veterans 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Once the track was dry and the race began, the next shower to move through Michigan primarily consisted of beverages thrown by Brett Moffitt and his crew celebrating his first career win.

Moffitt used a gutsy three wide pass to go around the battling trucks of Timothy Peters and William Byron on the final lap and held off Peters coming to the line to score his first triumph in his only his sixth start in the series. Moffitt previously starred in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Division and was the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year.

With almost every groove of the wide, two mile D shaped oval in use, there was plenty of close racing. With the close racing came plenty of racing incidents.

Christopher Bell was battling Cole Custer for the lead with 26 laps remaining when he lost grip in turn two, spinning up to the outside wall and collecting Spencer Gallagher. The crash destroyed both trucks, though neither driver was injured. John Hunter Nemechek suffered damage when his right rear tire went down on lap 62, effectively ending his day. Then Custer had a scary bit of misfortune of his own, getting loose, over-correcting, and pounding the turn two wall. Custer, too, was unharmed.

Following Moffitt and Peters across the line to take third was points leader William Byron, fourth went to Daniel Hemric and Cameron Hayley was fifth. Sixth through tenth positions were Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, Johnny Sauter, and Tyler Young.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track Sunday Sept 4th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The Chevy Silverado 250 will air on FS1 at 2:30 pm EST.