NASCAR: Brett Moffitt in for Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis


Michael Waltrip Racing test driver Brett Moffitt will be back in the No. 66 Toyota next weekend for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Moffitt will be making his third Sprint Cup start of the season. In June, the K&N Pro Series East product finished 22nd at Dover in his first career Cup start and then finished 34th at Michigan.

“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 release from Jay Robinson Racing. “Jay is helping make that happen for me. It’s just incredible.”

The No. 66 competes in all Cup races through a partnership between MWR and Jay Robinson Racing.

For Indy, Moffitt will enjoy backing from Character Counts, a “community-based and educational program” that focuses on teaching school children ethics and values through what it calls the “six pillars of character” – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

The program is administered by the Josephson Institute of Youth Ethics and reaches over seven million U.S. school children per year.