Brett Moffitt to race at Chicago after Truck team secures sponsorship

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Brett Moffitt, whose playoff hopes were in question this week, will compete in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race after Hattori Racing Enterprises secured sponsorship.

Moffitt is qualified for the playoffs with his two wins but must start every race to be eligible. The team was unsure last weekend if it would have the funding to compete at Chicagoland Speedway.

The team announced sponsorship Wednesday from Fr8Auctions and Northland Foundations Inc. for this weekend. Fr8Auctions was with Moffitt in the 2015 Cup season finale in Miami.

“I cannot thank Marcus Barela and Fr8Auctions enough, along with Northland Foundations, for coming on board this weekend at Chicagoland,” said Moffitt, third in the points, in a statement from the team. “It was extremely special to win the Rookie of the Year title in the Cup Series with them three years ago and this is even better.

“Last week at Gateway, we weren’t sure what our status was for this weekend and having them come on board has given us the chance to race for another win this week at Chicago. I knew it was only a matter of time before more people realized what this team and organization is capable of, and hopefully we can put Fr8Auctions in victory lane on Friday night.”

Moffitt’s two wins (Atlanta and Iowa) this season trail only Johnny Sauter, who has won four of the first 10 races.

The Truck race is at 9 p.m. ET Friday.

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