Brett Moffitt will return to the NASCAR scene when the NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Iowa Speedway on July 29 for the US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol.
The Iowa native will climb behind the wheel of the No. 96 GMS Racing entry for the event, which was piloted by Ben Kennedy in its first four appearances this season. GMS announced the move in a press release on Thursday morning, July 20.
“I am really excited to be racing in my home state again,” Moffitt said. “I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity with GMS Racing and I’m very grateful of the support that the Iowa community has shown and put in to support this race. It would be really awesome to bring home a solid finish in front of my hometown fans.”
The 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year has one career NXS start, a ninth place finish at Iowa in 2012. He started the 2017 season driving for Red Horse Racing in the Camping World Truck Series before the team closed down after the first five races of the year.
Moffitt had two top-10 finishes at the time of Red Horse’s closure.
“We are thrilled to have Brett Moffitt in the No. 96 at Iowa (Speedway),” Mike Beam, GMS Racing general manager, said. “We are always looking to grow our program and the more drivers we can get in the seat the better. Moffitt is a class act and a very talented driver, we are honored to have him behind the wheel at his home track.”
Moffitt has 38 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts, with one top-10 finish. He also has 13 Truck Series starts, winning once last season at Michigan International Speedway.
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