WATCH: NASCAR Truck Series Star Brett Moffitt Survives Heavy Crash at Chili Bowl Nationals

January 14, 2021 8:49 pm

Earlier this week, the Chili Bowl Nationals kicked off at Tulsa, Oklahoma. On Wednesday night, NASCAR Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt had a wild moment on the dirt track. While turning in, his car lost control, and he even got up on two wheels. When the car finally decided to respect the laws of physics, he regained a bit of control.

Unfortunately, the midget car went up on its side once again and then performed one cartwheel. It got worse when Zack Morgan struck him and the car landed on its side. Of course, the left rear wheel that took the hit bore the brunt of the collision and got heavily mangled.

Luckily, the incident took place during the hot laps event before the race actually began. During the actual race itself, Moffitt could only muster 18th fastest in the A-main race on Wednesday.

How did the NASCAR Truck star Moffitt perform during the event?

Luckily for him, it was not all bad, as he managed to place second in the heat race. Moving to the qualifying, he did enough to move to the next round with a seventh-place finish. Later on, in the B-main event, Brett Moffitt finished fourth and booked his place in the A-main event.

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 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Sadly, all his hard work came crumbling down on him with an 18th place finish. While all this was happening, Rico Abreu took the top honors in the race. He triumphed ahead of Alex Bright and Brad Sweet, respectively. Moffitt was also the only NASCAR-affiliated driver on the grid and will be sorely disappointed to only languish down in 18th place.

He will now hope that this race gives him sufficient preparation for the 2021 Truck Series season. Considering that the Truck drivers are heading to Knoxville, a dirt track, the Chili Bowl Nationals offers some much-needed experience.

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