Moffitt to race Brickyard with new primary partner
July 18, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Brett Moffitt will be behind the wheel of the No. 66 car for next Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard (1 p.m. ET, ESPN), Jay Robinson Racing announced on Friday.
"To race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a dream of any kid who's ever gotten behind the wheel of any type of race car," Moffitt said in a team release. "Jay is helping make that happen for me. It's just incredible."
Moffitt will have the primary partner of CHARACTER COUNTS!, a character-building initiative of the Josephson Institute. Founded in 1992, CHARACTER COUNTS! is a community-based and educational program that reaches over seven million kids across the nation each year. The program is used in schools across America to teach children ethics and values by using the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. This is the program's first partnership in motorsports, according to the team release.
"I'm proud to bring a new sponsor into NASCAR but also to promote an educational program that is changing kids' lives," Moffitt said in a team release. "It wasn't that long ago that I was sitting in a classroom and I know how important life lessions are."
The start at Indianapolis will be Moffitt's third in the Sprint Cup Series. He made his first career Cup start last month at Dover International Speedway and finished 22nd. He also drove the No. 66 car at Michigan International Speedway to a 34th-place finish last month as well.
Moffitt has a multi-year driver contract with Michael Waltrip Racing and serves as a test driver for Toyota Racing Development and MWR. He has nine career victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
The No. 66 team competes in all Sprint Cup races, thanks to a partnership between MWR and Jay Robinson Racing.