Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trackin’ Trucks: Brett Moffitt Wins at ISM Raceway

Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs


by Courtney Horn

Brett Moffitt earned his fifth victory of the season on Friday night at ISM Raceway, along with the chance to compete for the championship next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Moffitt went from the third position to first in the remaining laps on the final restart of the night, ultimately winning by .456 seconds over second-place finisher Noah Gragson.

“I wasn’t sure if I wanted a caution to come out or not, but in hindsight I did,” Moffitt said. “Where we were sitting, we were locked into Homestead mathematically. When that caution came out, I was kind of nervous. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Then when the 18 (Gragson) took the top (lane for the restart), I really didn’t know what the hell was going to happen.

“I was just hoping the 98 (Enfinger) got rolling to where he didn’t stack up the inside, and fortunately he got a good restart, and I dove down to the apron. Our truck was really good running the actual apron through (Turns) 1 and 2 all night long. I made a lot of passes there. I stuck it down there and went for it and was able to clear off (Turn) 2 and drive away.”

Gragson earned his way into the Championship 4 on points over Enfinger, who was in contention to win the race before the No. 54 of Riley Herbst spun in Turn 4.

A spin by John Hunter Nemechek brought out a red flag that lasted 10 minutes and 47 seconds. Nemechek finished 29th.

A Look Ahead to the finale

The Camping World Truck Series season finale is set for next Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Moffitt joins teammates Justin Haley and Johnny Sauter who secured their way into the Championship 4 with wins. Haley earned his place with his win last weekend at Texas, while Sauter won at Martinsville on Oct. 27th.

Sauter has the best finish at Homestead of the four drivers competing for the title. He won at the 1.5-mile track in 2011.

The four drivers will battle it out for the championship on November 16th at 8 pm/ET on Fox Sports 1.
Photo credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs


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