Brett Moffitt Scores First NASCAR Camping Truck Win at Careers for Veterans 200

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 27: Brett Moffitt, driver of the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 27, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200
Brett Moffitt, driver of the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 27, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Brett Moffitt pulled off what will be the pass of the year at the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway driving his No.11 Red Horse Toyota three-wide in turn one on the high-side taking the lead on the white flag lap to win by .098 of a second over teammate, Timothy Peters.

Moffitt was running third as he crossed the start/finish line on the final lap watching right in front of him the pair of trucks of Timothy Peters and William Byron dicing side-by-side for the lead.  The draft that Moffitt caught was so great, it was all he needed to catch and pass the duo in a daring flat-out maneuver.

“I’m here to win,” said Moffitt, the leader of just one lap for the day and in the series after five career starts.  “I said it earlier and I’ll say it again.  I’m not going to wreck him (Peters) for it.  I’m going to race him clean because I know he needs to get in the Chase, but this team needs to win and these guys deserve to win.”

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200
Brett Moffitt, driver of the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota, races Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota, and William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Peters was comfortable being in control as the point man leading for 42 laps missing the entire frenzied pack of trucks racing behind him.  A late race restart was the only time he was challenged for the lead with Byron pulling alongside opening the door for Moffitt.

“It’s a good day for Red Horse Racing,” Peters said.  “Congrats to Brett Moffitt.  One-two finish.  I wish we were ‘the one,’ but all in all; the company brings the trophy back.  The 9 (Byron) locked onto our bumper there in Turn 2 and pushed us really hard down into Turn 3.  We had to do all we had to do to stay in front.  Tough to swallow right there, but it felt good to run the way we did all day.”

Daniel Hemric passed Byron on the last lap to come home third, with Byron following in fourth and Cameron Hayley in fifth.

There are only two more chances before the NASCAR Camping World Truck series Chase of 8 begins in New Hampshire as the tour moves across the border next weekend to the Canadian Motorsports Park and then onto Chicagoland Speedway.

Currently, Timothy Peters holds down the eighth and final points position in the Chase of 8 standings, 47 and 50 points ahead of Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick, respectively.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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