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Beyond the Cockpit: Brett Moffitt Finds New Home, Optimism with Hattori Racing Enterprises

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After a solid 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Hattori Racing Enterprises moved in a different direction. The organization signed Brett Moffitt, a former Michael Waltrip Racing development driver, to pilot its No. 16 Toyota Tundra for 2018. For Moffitt, this signing is a big step. Though he originally believed he would be full-time …

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Grant Enfinger Paces Opening Truck Series Practice at Daytona

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Grant Enfinger is off and running right off the bat for ThorSport Racing. The No. 98 team set the pace during the opening practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, clocking in a time of 46.867 seconds. ThorSport Racing switched manufacturers over the off-season, partnering with Ford to become …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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Brett Moffitt, Hattori Racing Enterprises Partner for 2018

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Brett Moffitt is back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2018. The 25-year-old Moffitt will pilot Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 full-time in the series this year, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. 7. Moffitt returns to a team for which he drove one race in 2013 — Michigan International Speedway, at which he …

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The Underdog House: Where was the Outrage… For Corey Lajoie?

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Think Small Checking out social media on Monday, there were a lot of posts expressing outrage at Matt Kenseth being parked Sunday at Kansas for having too many crewmen working on his car after damage put him on the five-minute clock.  Kenseth’s disqualification took him out of the playoffs in what may be his last …

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The Frontstretch 5: Calls NASCAR (Almost) Got Right

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Movin’ on up… While NASCAR rolled out several rule changes prior to this season, one that went mostly unnoticed until last weekend at Charlotte was to add some adjustability to the start times of races with 24-hour notice to fans if there is impending weather. That came into play Sunday, when afternoon rain was in …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Bank of America 500

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And then… there were 12. NASCAR’s playoff field has been trimmed in advance of Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads home to Charlotte, N.C. for the first race of playoff round two. Those 12 drivers will once again resume their championship battle, this …

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Brett Moffitt, BK Racing Partnering for Remainder of 2017

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH USA Friday 22 September 2017 Brett Moffitt, BK Racing, Super Donut Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

As of mid-May, Brett Moffitt was content competing in the Camping World Truck Series with Red Horse Racing. But then, the long-time organization closed it’s doors, leaving the Iowa native without a ride. Moffitt, 25, went home to Iowa to compete in just his second career XFINITY Series race in July, finishing 11th with GMS …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Must ‘Cope’ With Slow Cars On Track

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Think Small After last weekend’s race at Richmond Raceway, where Derrike Cope brought out a late caution while racing several laps down, fans and some media suggested Cope should have been removed from the track by NASCAR long before the incident. That group, which included regular season champion Martin Truex Jr., claimed Cope was so far in …

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The Underdog House: Curbing Spending Would Be Good For NASCAR

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Think Small Dale Earnhardt Jr. was addressing the media at Watkins Glen last weekend when the subject turned to driver contracts and salaries.  The NASCAR economic climate, as everyone knows has changed drastically in recent years.  When the NASCAR fad was at its height almost 20 years ago, corporate interest and driver income skyrocketed. For a while, that …

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