Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman is speaking positively about developmental driver Brent Moffitt following his performance at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.
“We are proud of how the entire #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has performed while Brian Vickers was recovering from his December surgery. The race in Atlanta showcased the progress of the entire organization, as well as a promising young driver in Brett Moffitt. Brett has been in the MWR system the past couple of years and we’re enthusiastic about his potential. Brett is under a multi-year agreement with Michael Waltrip Racing. MWR would love to get back to a three-car team and grow with him into the future. Before this past weekend we stated that we felt his name should be mentioned among the impressive crop of young drivers coming into the sport, and the Atlanta result validated that claim. While we work towards a fully supported in-house program, it is MWR’s desire that Brett get more quality opportunities in either of NASCAR’s top divisions and we will work diligently to make that happen.”
Moffitt will give up the seat of the No. 55 Toyota Camry for Vickers who returns to action this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Currently MWR fields two full-time cars.