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Brett Moffitt Eyes NASCAR Cup Series Return Through Truck and Xfinity Series Performances

Brett Moffitt Eyes NASCAR Cup Series Return Through Truck and Xfinity Series Performances

Brett Moffitt, the 2018 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Champion, is now well and truly back after his racing accident in March. The top NASCAR Truck Series star competed in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series races last weekend.

He bagged a sixth-place finish in the first of two races at Richmond Raceway. Moffitt had a busy weekend at Richmond. He competed in the Truck Series race as well, along with Xfinity. However, Moffitt’s bigger target remains the NASCAR Cup Series.

He recently revealed his mindset, saying that he looks at every race in the Truck and Xfinity Series, as a chance to prove his worth for the Cup Series.

Every time I strap in a car, whether it’s an Xfinity car or Truck, it’s an opportunity to go sell yourself, basically, to a Cup team,” Moffitt said during a media interaction.

What Moffitt believes is the key to NASCAR Cup Series return

Moffitt believes that proving his abilities in pressure situations is the key to landing that Cup Series deal he so clearly wants. Moffitt is not a stranger to NASCAR’s premier competition. He was the Cup Rookie of the Year in 2015 and has a Top-10 finish in 45 starts there.

Showing that you can manage a playoff situation, a high-pressure situation of racing for a championship and coming out on top ultimately goes a long way,” Moffitt added.

Brett Moffitt in action in NASCAR
Sep 6, 2020; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt (23) races Sheldon Creed (2) and Austin Hill (16) during the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

He expressed that despite the level being much higher in the Cup Series, skills never go unnoticed.

I know it’s not the level of competition that’s on Sundays. But it’s still showing that you can manage that pressure and manage those situations to steer your team to a championship,” Moffitt said.

“I think it speaks volumes being able to be successful in this situation. Hopefully, we can go do that,” he added further.

Truck Series Playoffs beckon

Moffit is a full-time driver in the Truck Series, but his part-time stint in the Xfinity Series this season has earned him six Top-10 finishes there.

With a fourth-place finish in the Truck Series race last Thursday, Moffitt secured his place in the Playoffs. He is still chasing his first win of the season and comes in at fifth place in the standings.

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