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 a night! Can’t thank @OurMotorsports and @TeamChevy enough for their support! P6 with a little team feels amazing to not only myself but to the hard working men and women who give me the opportunity to drive their cars! Thank you to everyone on the team. Another one tomorrow
— Brett Moffitt (@Brett_Moffitt) September 12, 2020
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.
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.