Brett Moffitt Misses Out on Bristol Win With Dominant Truck

NASCAR NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer

Thursday night’s UNOH 200 from Bristol Motor Speedway was another dominant night for Brett Moffitt in the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series season.

However, the 200-lap race also followed another trend for Moffitt, ending outside Victory Lane.

Leading 117 laps on the half-mile track, Moffitt was passed by teammate Sam Mayer for the lead with 30 laps to go, and the battle was over. With Mayer stretching out to a 4.4-second lead and the checkered flag, Moffitt had to settle for second place.

“We had a super-fast Chevrolet,” Moffitt said. “We need some sponsors on it though. As you can see.”

Moffitt ran the race without a sponsor on the side of his No. 23 Chevy, which would have made victory just that much sweeter. However, with older tires, Moffitt knew he was in a tough spot on the race’s final restart.

“Tires got us at the end for sure,” he said. “Last year, it probably would not have been a problem. But this year, with the tire we have, it was just wearing out more.”

The finish was Moffitt’s fourth runner-up finish in 2020 and his seventh consecutive top-10 finish.

With Mayer not running for the series title, Moffitt leaves Bristol with the most points earned of the playoff drivers. More than anything, it was a positive night for himself and his GMS teammates.

“I’m proud of everyone at GMS for bringing not just my [truck] but Sam, Sheldon [Creed], Zane [Smith] all having fast trucks in the playoffs here. That’s what we need. We need to have four trucks at Phoenix to race for a championship. This is a good start for us.”

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