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Camping World Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt was unsure if his Hattori Racing Enterprises team would be able to run the full schedule this season. But Wednesday afternoon (June 27), HRE announced that they have received sponsorship from Fr8 Auctions and Northland Foundation, meaning the No. 16 Toyota Tundra will race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., this weekend.
“I cannot thank Marcus Barela and Fr8Auctions enough, along with Northland Foundation, for coming on board this weekend at Chicagoland,” Moffitt said in a press release.
Thank you so much for all the support over the last week! It’s been tough but thanks to @fr8auctions we get to continue this championship fight! Now go ahead show them some love and show them how we support those who support racing!!!
— Brett Moffitt (@Brett_Moffitt) June 27, 2018
In 10 starts this season, the 25-year-old from Grimes, Ia., has won twice at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway to go along with 151 laps led, five top five finishes, five top-10 finishes and an average finish of 9.8.
Fr8 Auctions has sponsored Moffitt in the past, driving for Front Row Motorsports during his 2015 Rookie of the Year season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and have sponsored FRM cars since.
“Last week at Gateway, we weren’t sure what our status was for this weekend and having them come on board has given us the chance to race for another win this week at Chicago,” Moffitt stated in a press release. “I knew it was only a matter of time before more people realized what this team and organization is capable of, and hopefully we can put Fr8Auctions in Victory Lane on Friday night.”
Because a driver has to start every race to be eligible for the playoffs, Moffitt’s chances of competing for a title hung in the balance. He currently sits third in the CWTS standings, 96 points behind leader Johnny Sauter, and holds the second seed on the playoff grid. The No. 16 sits fourth in the CWTS owner standings, 96 points behind the GMS Racing No. 21.
The Overton’s 225 will be Friday, June 29, at 9 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FS1.