Last month, Brett Moffitt fractured both of his legs in a motocross bike accident. Now there is a chance that he won’t miss any NASCAR Truck Series races.
Just one day after the 2020 NASCAR season was put on hold indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, GMS Racing Truck Series driver and 2018 Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt was seriously injured in a motocross bike accident.
The 27-year-old Grimes, Iowa native broke both of his legs in this accident, and it was initially estimated that his rehabilitation would take between six and eight weeks.
It has now been more than six weeks, and there is still no clear return date — for the NASCAR season.
As for Moffitt, he has stated that there is still “no clear answer” regarding when he will be ready to get back behind the wheel of the #23 Chevrolet. But now he expects to be ready to go when Truck Series action does resume, meaning that he will have missed zero races on the schedule.
Here is what he had to say about his condition earlier this week, according to NBC Sports.
“Honestly, pretty good. I went to physical therapy this morning. They kind of kick your ass in that. They did X-rays three weeks ago now, two weeks out of surgery and there was already pretty good bone growth coming back. It’s up to the doctors. They’ll do the X-rays next week and probably make a decision based off of that. … Hopefully I can keep progressing. Obviously, I feel like I’m ready.”
As of now, the next race on the Truck Series schedule that hasn’t been postponed is the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 15.
Moffitt’s accident took place on Saturday, March 14, which is when the Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was scheduled to have taken place prior to the unexpected coronavirus stoppage.
Two races have been contested so far in the 2020 Truck Series season, one at Daytona International Speedway and the other at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Moffitt finished in 13th and 16th place in these two races, respectively, but he sits all the way up in fourth in the championship standings thanks to his 15 stage points.
The races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway and Dover International Speedway were all postponed.
Moffitt also competed in each of the first four Xfinity Series races for Our Motorsports before the season was indefinitely suspended.