Saturday, February 24, 2018

Trackin' Trucks: Brett Moffit wins in overtime at Atlanta

Brett Moffitt celebrates with a burnout at Atlanta.
Credit: Jerry Markland

by Courtney Horn

Brett Moffitt surged to the lead during Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, earning his second Camping World Truck Series career victory.

Moffitt took leaders Myatt Snider and Johnny Sauter three-wide in overtime to gain the lead. He won by a 1.326 margin of victory over Noah Gragson. Sauter finished third, while Snider faded to finish seventh.

The win is Moffitt’s first since Michigan in August of 2016, his first with Hattori Racing, and the first win for team owner Shigeaki Hattori.

“It’s unbelievable to even be in a race car at this point, let alone in Victory Lane,” Moffitt said. “We had a really good truck. Kyle (Busch) spun his tires a couple of restarts ago and put us back.

“But right at the end, the 13 (Snider) was a sitting duck, and I just needed a good restart. And hopefully they got into a battle behind us, which they did, and it’s pretty surreal.”

Kyle Busch Motorsports dominated the event by leading a combined 110 laps between Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson.

Busch, who won Stage 2, came down for tires after a Lap 125 caution. Busch left his pit stall before crewmembers could install the lugnuts to his left rear tire. The tire came off as he remained on the apron of Turn 1. He finished in the 21st position, one lap down.

A Look Ahead

The Camping World Truck Series heads to Las Vegas on Friday, March 2, 2018. Ben Rhodes won in September last year after Christopher Bell led 64 laps.

Sauter remains the points leader by 31 points over Matt Crafton. Grant Enfinger sits third, 33 points back.

Don’t miss the NCWTS stars on March 2nd at 9 p.m ET on Fox Sports 1.

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