Brett Moffitt’s Night Ended Early at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va.: Still seeking their first win in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition, Brett Moffitt and Our Motorsports thought that Friday night’s Call 811 Before You Dig 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway might be the biggest night of the team’s career.

However, Moffitt’s hope of securing his first career Xfinity Series win not only for himself but for his Our Motorsports team ended abruptly only 13 laps into the eighth Xfinity Series race of the season.

Following a restart on Lap 13, Moffitt’s transmission broke which immediately caused his No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet to slow on the track.

Moffitt was able to limp to pit road where his team attempted to diagnose the issue before ultimately sending Moffitt to the garage and out of the race with 248 laps shy of the finish.

“Our car was a rocket ship,” said Moffitt after the race. “I felt really good about it unfortunately the drive shaft broke on the second restart and ended our day early.

“I’m super bummed for everyone, but we’ll pick up the pieces and go to Talladega.”

Through the first eight races of the season, Moffitt and his Kris Bowen led team have only managed to deliver two top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place finish at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and a season-high seventh at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) last month.

Heading to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in two weeks, Moffitt eyes improving on his average finish of 19.9. The 2.66-mile superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. could be another venue where Moffitt delivers his first career victory.

Known for his superspeedway knack, Moffitt started the 2022 Xfinity Series season with a fifth-place qualifying effort at Daytona (Fla.) Speedway but finished 34th after being involved in a Lap 91 of 120 accident.

Despite his worse finish of the 2022 Xfinity Series season, Moffitt maintains 17th in the Xfinity Series championship standings ahead of the Ag-Pro 300 on April 23, 2022.

Follow Chris Knight on Twitter @Knighter01.

Note: Brett Moffitt drives one of three entries fielded by Chris and Mary Our who reside in Cape Cod’s Harwich, MA

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