“Chevrolet Were Pushing On Both Sides” – Brett Moffitt Opens Up on Double Duty for 2021 NASCAR Season

Published 12/05/2020, 12:23 PM EST
Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt (23) passes Sheldon Creed (2) coming out of turn four during the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports


Brett Moffitt will have a hugely stressful time ahead of the 2021 NASCAR season. This is because he is set to compete full time in the Truck and Xfinity Series. In the Truck Series, he will link up with Niece Motorsports in #45 Chevrolet.

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Recently, he made an appearance on SiriusXM Radio and spoke about the move. According to him, Phil Gold will fulfill the role of Crew Chief and Moffitt is eager to work with him.

He said, “Sponsors are to be determined at this point, but Al Niece was the one that really stuck his neck out. We’re gonna continue working on the sponsorship.

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“Chevrolet, they were pushing on both sides, from the Xfinity side, from the Truck side to have me in their race cars.”

Moffitt was proud of the fact that a manufacturer desperately wanted his services. To know that he would be a valuable asset to a manufacturer was a massive confidence booster.

How soon did the team decide to pursue Brett Moffitt?

Apparently, dialogue began right from Phoenix itself when he lost the title. Of course, he later joked that he never heard of any driver getting a job offer so soon after losing a championship. On a more serious note, he really appreciated the faith everyone had in him.

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Oct 25, 2020; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt (23) makes his way into turn one during the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The Niece Motorsports deal pits him in the same stable as Ryan Truex and Carson Hocevar. With such a young and talented lineup, Niece owner Al Niece declared that he had high hopes for them. He knows that Moffitt is a hugely talented driver and a valuable asset to the team.

Obviously, there is a small concern about the stress of battling 2 full-time championships simultaneously. However, the 28-year-old feels that he is up for the challenge.

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