UPDATE: On Thursday morning it was announced Brett Moffitt had changed the series he would be competing for in points.
Moffitt spoke with Frontstretch about his decision.
On Thursday (April 22), Brett Moffitt announced he changed his series declaration for points, shifting focus from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride at Niece Motorsports to his No. 02 Chevrolet at Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
The news comes ahead of the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday (April 24), only the series’ second race since March 20.
“It was, for me, a really tough decision,” Moffitt told Frontstretch in a phone interview Thursday. “I just feel like with Our Motorsports and where they’re at right now, we have a shot to go win races. And we’ve proven to be really competitive this far into the year. I’ve made mistakes as a driver that have cost us a couple really good finishes between Homestead [-Miami Speedway] and Atlanta.
“If I can clean that up, I feel like we have shot at winning races and progressing throughout the playoffs, if we can get there.”
— Frontstretch —
Original post (4-22-2021)According to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports, Brett Moffitt has changed the series he will be competing for points in, now running for the 2021 Xfinity Series championship.
Moffitt will start acquiring points this weekend at Talladega Sueprspeedway, the same place he scored his first top-five finish in Xfinity last season. Because Moffitt has competed in all seven Xfinity races this season, he’s eligible for the playoffs.
In six Camping World Truck Series races this season, Moffitt, running full time for Niece Motorsports, was sitting 15th in the championship standings, 39 points below the cutoff.
During the 2021 Xfinity season, Our Motorsports has seen an uptick in performance, currently ranking 14th in the owner standings. Moffitt has a best finish of second — in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway — and a trio of top-10 results.
Brett Moffitt has changed his series declaration for points … Moffitt will start earning Xfinity points this weekend. He has raced in all races so is eligible for playoffs. He starts this weekend with 0 Xfinity points. His truck points reset to 0 (and he stops earning points).
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 22, 2021