Brett Moffitt gunning for second straight championship—with different team

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 11: Brett Moffitt, driver of the #24 CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 11, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt has a chance to accomplish something unique in the modern era of NASCAR racing.

The series leader after the Round of 8 in the Playoffs, Moffitt could win a second straight title with a different team after losing his ride with Hattori Racing Enterprises, the organization that fielded his championship-winning trucks last year.

How much satisfaction would Moffitt derive from beating his old team for the title?

“A lot,” said the driver of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet. “Ultimately, it’s just about winning. They’ve obviously been pretty strong here as they go into the fall, but to win back-to-back championships would be huge.

“I think it says a lot, going from two different manufacturers and two different teams and being able to replicate it—it would mean a lot for me.”

It would say a lot about the driver, too.

“I hope,” laughed Moffitt. “That’s all I can do, just trying to keep building the resume.”

Note: Buck Baker is the only driver in any of NASCAR’s top three touring series to win back-to-back titles with different primary car owners. In 1956, Baker drove for Carl Kiekhaefer in 44 of the 47 races he ran. In 1957, Baker drove his own car for 25 races and ran 15 races for owner Hugh Babb.

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