Hattori Racing hires Brett Moffitt to drive No. 16 Truck

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Brett Moffitt, the 2015 Cup rookie of the year, will drive for Hattori Racing in the Camping World Truck Series this season. He replaces Ryan Truex, who moved to the Xfinity Series to drive for Kaulig Racing.

Moffitt will be reunited with crew chief Scott Zipadelli. They worked together for six Truck races in 2016 at Red Horse Racing. Moffitt scored his first career Truck win at Michigan with Zipadelli as crew chief. Moffitt drove one Truck race for Hattori Racing in 2013.

“This is an awesome opportunity for me to reunite with Shige Hattori and get back into a position to win races,” Moffitt said in a team release. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with so many familiar faces. I believe the people in place at HRE are the right group for us to find a lot of success.

“Working with (Zipadelli) again makes this opportunity even better. We had a great stretch together a couple years ago, especially winning at Michigan. Hopefully we can do that again, because Zippy, Shige, and everyone at HRE have built an impressive program over the last two years.”