Brett Moffitt gets ride in NASCAR Sprint Cup series for three races

Brett Moffitt finished 8th last Sunday at Atlanta. (Getty Images)
Brett Moffitt finished 8th last Sunday at Atlanta. (Getty Images)
Brett Moffitt finished 8th last Sunday at Atlanta. (Getty Images)

Brett Moffitt will be behind the wheel on the no. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports for the next three races starting this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the team announced Wednesday. The 21-year old will also race for the team at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on March 15 and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on March 22.

The Iowa native is filling in for veteran David Ragan, who is subbing for the injured Kyle Busch in the No. 18 car. Moffitt is a nine-time winner in K&N Pro Series East competition and is a test driver for Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Michael Waltrip Racing. He made starts in the NASCAR XFINITY (2012) and Camping World Truck (2013) series before making his Sprint Cup Series debut last June at Dover International Speedway.

Last Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Moffitt made his first Sprint Cup start of the season in relief of MWR driver Brian Vickers who has been recovering from open heart surgery but is expected to return this weekend. Last week at Atlanta Moffitt staged an impressive run finishing eighth after starting 22nd in just his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup series start. MORE>>>

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