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Brett Moffitt Will Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut This Weekend at Dover International Speedway

May 28th, 2014 at 12:11 AM
By Mark Eddinger

This weekend at Dover International Speedway 21-year-old Brett Moffitt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut driving the No. 66 Toyota for Jay Robinson Racing. The No. 66 team has an alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing so that it can run the full season and Moffitt tested for MWR at Charlotte Motor Speedway last fall in Brian Vickers' car when he was sidelined due to a blood clot.

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Joe Nemechek has been the driver of the No. 66 car in nine races this season. Michael Waltrip was in the car at Daytona and Talladega and Jeff Burton drove the car at Las Vegas.

Moffitt has made one NASCAR Nationwide Series start in his career and that came in 2012 for RAB Racing at Iowa and he finished ninth.

"I'm honored Jay asked me to drive his car at Dover," Moffitt said. "The Monster Mile is a tough, but fun track and I can't wait to get there. I won the 2009 and 2010 K&N East race at Dover so I think I'll feel comfortable there, but Sprint Cup racing is a whole new world. I appreciate all the support I have received from Jay Robinson, TRD and everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing for making this happen. My goals are to qualify well and learn all I can during the race."

As mentioned by the former NASCAR Next driver, Moffitt won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Dover in 2009 and 2010. Moffitt drove in the East Series from 2009 to 2013 and finished second in the championship twice and third three times. In 61 career East Series races, the Grimes, Iowa driver, scored nine wins and 33 top five finishes. He has not raced in any of NASCAR's series so far in 2014 though.

Moffitt drove two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2013. He finished 14th at Kentucky for ThorSport Racing and finished 17th at Michigan for Hattori Racing Enterprises.

The No. 66 Jay Robinson Racing team is currently 39th in the Sprint Cup Series owner points standings. As of today Joe Nemechek was not entered in the Dover race for Identity Ventures Racing which has has driven for in the other races that he was not in the No. 66 car.

The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway can be seen at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX.

Tags: Brett Moffitt, dover international speedway, Jay Robinson Racing, Jeff Burton, joe nemechek, michael waltrip, michael waltrip racing, Motorsports, NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series

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