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CHAMPIONSHIP FORM: Moffitt Fits Right In At Michael Waltrip Racing

Friday, June 3, 2011
Photo: Getty Images/NASCAR

NASCAR -- All eyes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East garage have been on Brett Moffitt, virtually since the very minute word came down that he would be moving over to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2011.

With Ryan Truex in the seat, MWR won each of the last two series championships – while Moffitt had won four races in 21 starts for Andy Santerre Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing. The pairing of Moffitt and MWR seemed to have blended one of the strongest teams in the garage with one of its most promising talents.

"The transition was not difficult at all," said the 18-year-old Moffitt, a native of Grimes, Iowa. "It was actually really easy. It was a little harder to make the decision, but obviously they've had the results here in the past two years. It was where I needed to be and where I felt I needed to be to have that championship and to win a lot of races this year.

"The (MWR) guys are really easy to work with, and they have the same goal in mind as me – do everything we can do to put ourselves in position to win races and win the championship."

Moffitt leaned on Truex for some advice about making the move, though it wasn't quite as easy as people might first suspect to pry information from the usually reserved Truex.

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