MOORESVILLE, N.C – After scoring his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory last year at Michigan Int’l Speedway, Brett Moffitt will return to Red Horse Racing for the first two races of the season.
Moffitt will drive the No. 7 Toyota Tundra at both Daytona Int’l Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team officials are looking for sponsors for both Moffitt and teammate Timothy Peters to fill out the year.
The 24-year-old from Grimes, Iowa, was the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2015 and has earned nine wins in the K&N Pro Series East.
Peters returns to the No. 17 Toyota Tundra after making a run for the title in the inaugural Truck Series playoffs, finishing fourth in the points standings after earning eight top-five and 16-top 10 finishes.
“I think we have put together a championship caliber team,” said team owner Tom DeLoach. “Our goal this year is to be in contention for wins and in the mix for the playoffs and the championship at the end of the year.”
The No. 17 team will be led by crew chief Chad Kendrick, who returns to Red Horse Racing. Kendrick first arrived at Red Horse Racing with Peters in 2009 when Peters made his debut with the team.
Butch Hylton will lead Moffitt and the No. 7 team. Hylton, who began his career as a national series crew chief in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2002, has earned eight XFINITY and eight Truck wins with various drivers, including Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Peters.
CREDIT: Red Horse Racing