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Brett Moffitt wins Truck Series Championship at Homestead

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Brett Moffitt hoists the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo: Dante Ricci / TRE

HOMESTEAD, Fla. In an incident free, two caution-for-stages event at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brett Moffitt covered the field, becoming the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Moffitt led 59 laps on Friday night, collecting a Stage 2 victory along the way to the title. Moffitt bested Noah Gragson (3rd), Justin Haley (8th) and Johnny Sauter (12th) in the Championship 4 results.

“It’s unreal,” Moffitt said. “We all know the story by now, where we didn’t know if we were going to race the full year. I didn’t know if I was going to have the opportunity to compete for a championship even after we got our first win. Everyone pulled together hard here.

“Back at Chicago, we didn’t know if we were going to make it to the race track, and Marcus (Barela) with Fr8Auctions stepped us and got us there. We’ve had many partners like that and iRacing all year long that came in at clutch moments and got us to the race track when we needed to.”

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Brett Moffitt celebrates the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. Photo: Dante Ricci / TRE

On the final restart of the race to begin Stage 3, Moffitt spun his tires from the lead and gave it away to Gragson.

Gragson held on the lead as tight as he could, but Moffitt kept the pressure on.

The turning point of the race was just before the final pit stops of the race, with about 35 laps to go.

Moffitt had finally completed the pass on Gragson to take the lead and pulled away to a large lead, and a few laps later, Gragson headed towards his pit.

Moffitt followed suit a lap later, and when it all cycled out, Moffitt led Pole Sitter and Stage 1 winner, Grant Enfinger, by over two seconds, while Gragson had fallen back to third by over four seconds.

“It just speaks to our people and how badass everybody on this race team is,” Moffitt said.”They do a hell of a job no matter what’s going on, whether we have troubles or not, they keep working and keep preparing to go to the racetrack week in or week out whether they know we’re going or not, and that just says a lot.”

Moffitt said pre-race that he does not know what his plans are for 2019.


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Justin Melillo View All

Columnist / Reporter / Photographer / Webmaster for TheRacingExperts.com

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