NASCAR: Brett Moffitt to drive for Our Motorsports in 2021

Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Brett Moffitt is set to move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Our Motorsports following three consecutive Championship 4 appearances in the Truck Series.

Following three consecutive NASCAR Truck Series seasons, the first three full seasons of his NASCAR career, that saw him advance to the Championship 4, 2018 champion Brett Moffitt is set to take a step up to the Xfinity Series and compete full-time for Our Motorsports behind the wheel of the #02 Chevrolet.

Moffitt, who drove full-time for the GMS Racing Truck Series team, competed part-time for Our Motorsports in the 2020 season in what was their first season of competition at NASCAR’s second highest level, and he and the team had success and showed improvement throughout the year.

While he was not competing for points, the 28-year-old Grimes, Iowa native recorded a season-high fifth place finish at Talladega Superspeedway along with six other top 10 finishes, including sixth place finishes at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Richmond Raceway.

Andy Lally competed in two of the four races on the 33-race schedule in which Moffitt did not compete, while Patrick Emerling competed in another and Jairo Avila Jr. competed in another.

Here is what Moffitt had to say about the opportunity to drive for Our Motorsports full-time next year in a team release.

"“2020 was a learning year for the entire Our Motorsports operation and the program is now ready to step up to another level. I’m thankful for the last two seasons with GMS Racing and the support Maury Gallagher, Spencer Gallagher, Ron Booth, Mike Beam and the entire team gave me.”"

Here is what team owner Chris Our had to add.

"“Brett has been instrumental in helping us build this team from scratch and be competitive. We’ve challenged each other to turn Our Motorsports into a race-winning organization and we have some exciting things in the works that will help us accomplish that goal together.”"

Crew chief Joe Williams added the following.

"“Our Motorsports has made great strides in 2020 and I’m really excited to carry that momentum into 2021 with Brett Moffitt behind the wheel. Brett is the kind of driver that makes us better as an organization and I am confident in what we can accomplish together next year.”"

Here is what GMS Racing president Mike Beam had to say about Moffitt’s departure and promotion to the Xfinity Series.

"“Brett Moffitt will not be returning to GMS Racing for the 2021 season. We can’t thank Moffitt enough for his commitment to GMS over the past two years. We wish him the best of luck at Our Motorsports next year.”"

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Moffitt competed for GMS Racing in 2019 and 2020 and finished in third place in the championship standings in both seasons after winning the championship in 2018 driving for Hattori Racing Enterprises.

He entered the 2018 season with one career victory to his name from 2016 when he won at Michigan International Speedway driving for Red Horse Racing. He added a career-high six victories in 2018, four more in 2019 and one more in 2020. He had been in control of the 2020 season finale of Phoenix Raceway and thus well on his way to a second title before a late caution flag period threw a wrench into his pit strategy. While he stayed out, teammates Sheldon Creed and rookie Zane Smith both came into the pits for new tires and ended up passing him after the overtime restart.

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The NASCAR Racing Experience 300 is scheduled to kick off the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 13.