|Brett Moffitt in victory lane at Michigan|
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Brett Moffitt rose through the ranks in the K&N Pro Series East to land in the Sprint Cup Series in 2015. Learn more about one of the recent first-time winners in NASCAR in this week’s Fast Facts, originally published in April 2015.
- 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. earned his first win.
- Moffitt raced in the K&N Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2010, then moved to Michael Waltrip Racing in 2011, finishing third in points. 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 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. He went on to compete in a total of 31 races in the Cup Series between MWR and Front Row Motorsports, and was named the 2015 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
- In 2016, Moffitt is racing part-time in the Camping World Truck Series for Red Horse Racing; he earned his first career win in the series at Michigan in August.
- Learn more about Moffitt at his website, brettmoffittracing.com.