Moffitt impresses with Xfinity top-10 at Richmond

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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

Driving for an underfunded team, Brett Moffitt showcased his talent in the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway.

The Our Motorsports driver battled inside the top-five for much of the final stage. Moffitt’s No. 02 Robert B. Our Co. Chevrolet Camaro SS competed with NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Austin Cindric and Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch.

Shortly after Busch took the fourth spot from Moffitt, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series regular followed the veteran. The Chevy Racing driver ran side-by-side with Cindric for several laps before taking fourth. Moffitt and Cindric ran together for multiple circuits.

As the run went on however, Cindric snuck by Moffitt. He then lost another spot to Xfinity regular Ross Chastain. When the checkered flag waved, the 28-year-old was sixth and one of just nine drivers on the lead lap.

Moffitt Tweeted his thanks to the Our Motorsports team post-race:

Moffitt’s speed was apparent early in the race. After starting 20th due to the metric qualifying formula, he climbed up to ninth at the end of the first Stage. In the second Stage, the Grimes, IA native moved up to seventh on the running order.

The Truck Series regular’s run was all the more impressive because Our Motorsports only has two engines at its’ disposal. Last week at Darlington Raceway, Moffitt failed to finish because of an oil leak after on-track contact.

The sixth-place finish is the sixth top-10 finish for Moffitt this season. It is also just the seventh top-10 in his 23rd career Xfinity Series start.

While Moffitt is not competing for points in the Xfinity Series, Our Motorsports is running for a chance at the Owner’s Championship. The No. 02 Chevrolet is 86-points behind the cutoff held by the RSS Racing No. 39.

After a 15-car invert, Moffitt will start the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 250 from the 10th position.

Photo by NKP / NKP Photo

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Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the iRacing.com IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.

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