Brett Moffitt will drive a second entry for Red Horse Racing in the first two races of the Camping World Truck Series this season.
Moffitt, the 2015 Cup Series Rookie of the Year, will drive the No. 7 truck for the team at Daytona International Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Timothy Peters returns to the No. 17 truck.
The 24-year-old driver competed in six races last year for Red Horse Racing in the place of Matt Tifft. The Iowa-native earned his first national NASCAR win in August at Michigan International Speedway when he passed Peters coming to the checkered flag.
The No. 7 team will be led by crew chief Butch Hylton, who has eight wins in both the Xfinity and Truck Series.
The Truck season begins on Feb. 24 with the Next Era Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.
It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.
The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.
He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.
And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.
Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.
But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.
No one was injured, Larson tweeted.
But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?
Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.