|Brett Moffitt at Martinsville, March 2015|
credit: Getty Images/Daniel Shirey
Brett Moffitt quickly rose through the ranks in the K&N Pro Series East and is now working for Michael Waltrip Racing. Learn more about this young driver in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Brett Moffitt was born Aug. 7, 1992 in Grimes, Iowa. He began racing karts at age 10, later moving up to IMCA Sport Modifieds, where he won the Harris Clash in 2007. He made the move to asphalt from dirt in 2008, competing in the American Speed Association’s Late Model North Series.
- In 2009, Moffitt made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World East Series (now K&N Pro Series East). Moffitt won the pole in his first race, taking place at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, and became the youngest driver to do so. He won for the first time in just his fourth start, taking the checkered flag at South Boston Speedway in May 2009; at the time, he was the youngest winner in any NASCAR touring series, a record that stood until March 2010 when Darrell Wallace Jr. took his first win.
- Moffitt raced in the series for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2010, then moved to Michael Waltrip Racing in 2011. In 2012, he moved once again, this time to Hattori Racing Enterprises; he continued to race for the team in 2013. In Aug. 2012, Moffitt made his Nationwide (now Xfinity) Series debut for RAB Racing at Iowa Speedway, finishing ninth.
- Moffitt, who is a test driver for MWR, made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Dover in June 2014; he ran seven races for Identity Ventures Racing throughout the season. In 2015, Moffitt was called into action by MWR at Atlanta Motor Speedway, replacing Brian Vickers in the No. 55 Toyota Camry; Moffitt earned his first top 10 in that race, finishing eighth.
- Learn more about Moffitt at his website, brettmoffittracing.com.