Brett Moffitt to Race No. 34 Ford for Next Three Racesby Kyle Pokrefky March 4, 2015 0 comments
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STATESVILLE, N.C. — Front Row Motorsports has named Brett Moffitt as driver of their No. 34 Ford for the next three races on the Sprint Cup calendar.
Moffitt, who impressed many with his eighth-place performance as substitute for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 Toyota this past Sunday in Atlanta, will suit up to race in this Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Also on Moffitt’s itinerary with Front Row Motorsports will be the CampingWorld.com 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway and the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Moffitt, a 22-year-old out of Grimes, Iowa, will make his ninth, tenth, and eleventh career starts in the Sprint Cup Series in the next three races with Front Row Motorsports.
Currently signed to a driver development deal with Michael Waltrip Racing, Moffitt is excited to have the opportunity to gain more valuable experience behind the wheel of a Cup car in the next three weeks.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to run some races for Front Row,” Moffitt said. “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.”
Moffitt and the No. 34 team will receive sponsorship from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood. Sponsorship announcements regarding Phoenix and Auto Club are to be announced on a future date.
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