Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Michael J Smith0
Moffitt To Drive FRM’s No. 34
Brett Moffitt will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Sprint Cup Series Ford in the next three Cup races.
Moffitt, who is coming off of an eighth-place finish in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, will drive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Auto Club Speedway.
Moffit is subbing for David Ragan, who is subbing for the injured Kyle Busch in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota.
Moffitt turned heads last weekend by earning his first top 10 finish in only his eighth Cup start. Prior to that, he had an average finish of 35th in his previous seven starts.
I’m excited about the opportunity to run some races for Front Row. After last weekend, I’m obviously eager to get back into a car and keep racing. I’m grateful to Bob Jenkins and his team for giving me the chance to do that. I’ll do my best to get some good finishes for them. I’m also thankful that Michael Waltrip Racing is allowing me to pursue this opportunity. I think it’s going to benefit everyone in the end.
FRM owner Bob Jenskins said:
We know Brett doesn’t have a ton of Sprint Cup experience, but he’s got a lot of hours behind the wheel in testing time, and he was certainly impressive Sunday in Atlanta. For only his eighth start, he showed a lot of poise, patience and maturity that you don’t often see in drivers that age.
Moffitt is a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota Racing Development, so they had to support his move to a Ford.
MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman said:
While he is committed to MWR, we are happy for him to gain further valuable experience and help Bob Jenkins, Jerry Freeze and the team at Front Row Motorsports over the next few races. Bob and Front Row were very gracious with our Toyota teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing after Kyle Busch’s unfortunate injuries by allowing David Ragan to vacate the No. 34 to drive the No. 18. We will continue to work on future opportunities for Brett.
Moffitt also earned a top 10 finish in his only Xfinity Series start back in 2012. And, he has an average finish of 15th in two starts (2013) in the Camping World Truck Series.
He is a nine-time winner in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East.