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Brett Moffitt Comes Home 6th in Xfinity Race at Richmond

Brett Moffitt scored his sixth top-10 finish of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Friday night (Sept. 11), bringing the Our Motorsports No. 02 Chevrolet home in sixth at Richmond Raceway.

Moffitt started 20th for the Go Bowling 250, quietly working his way through the field in his second of three races in three days. Moffitt, full-time driver in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series for GMS Racing, finished fourth in the division’s event on Thursday night (Sept. 10) at the Virginia track and will also race in the Xfinity Series’ Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 on Saturday (Sept. 12).

The sixth-place effort tied Moffitt’s best finish on a non-superspeedway track in Xfinity competition. He has raced nearly the full schedule so far in 2020, alongside his Truck Series efforts.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Moffitt said after the race. “It’s kind of a stress-free situation for me, not running for points or a championship, so we just take each race and go out and do the best we can, and fortunately a few times this year we’ve had a lot of success for a small team. So it’s been going really well and [I] look forward to keep going throughout this year.

“It’s obviously going to be a little bit different tomorrow. Being a day race instead of night, but knowing that we can tweak on and adjust to the changing conditions gives us a world of confidence. [We’re] not spending time repairing [the car], just trying to make it better, so that’s always a big help and look forward to going at it again tomorrow.”

His performance on Friday caught the eye of Denny Hamlin, six-time Cup Series winner this season.

Moffitt also qualified for the Truck Series playoffs on Thursday night, one of 10 drivers to do so, and will set his sights on a second championship.

“I feel really good about the playoffs,” he said. “Last night was kind of a rough night for our whole organization at GMS. We all kind of missed it, but we’ve all been really strong lately and now we’re headed back to tracks that we know and we’re normally successful at, so [we] want to get some wins, certainly … with that aside, we’ve had really good speed and really good finishes, so just gotta keep working at it and I think if we can get to Phoenix, which we should be able to do, we’ll have a real shot.”

Moffitt and the rest of the field return for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 on Saturday, Sept. 12, with the green flag scheduled for shortly after 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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