Brett Moffitt and the No. 16 team head to Chicagoland Speedway in search of their third victory this season thanks to Fr8Auctions and Northland Foundations Inc. Fr8Auctions, an Atlanta-based asset recovery and inventory liquidation business. They entered the sport with Moffitt in 2015 and will reunite this weekend in Joliet, IL along with Northland Foundations Inc.
The relationship between Fr8Auctions and Moffitt dates to 2015 when the pair united at Homestead-Miami Speedway in an effort that culminated with Moffitt capturing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year title. The Cup Series season finale in ‘15 marked Fr8Auctions’ first foray into NASCAR and they are returning this weekend at a crucial juncture in Moffitt’s breakout season. Fr8Auctions’ partnership with Moffitt and HRE allows the No. 16 team to continue their impressive 2018 campaign into Chicagoland Speedway.
See, a few weeks ago, Moffitt warned that he may have to give up his automatic playoff berth because they didn’t have funding to run in certain events the rest of the season. Chicagoland Speedway was one of those tracks that they didn’t have funding for. As of last weekend, his prospects of racing on Friday night were slim. But, a few days later, they found what they needed and will show up trying to win the Overton’s 225 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
“I cannot thank Marcus Barela and Fr8Auctions enough, along with Northland Foundations, for coming on board this weekend at Chicagoland,” said Moffitt. “It was extremely special to win the Rookie of the Year title in the Cup Series with them three years ago and this is even better. Last week at Gateway we weren’t sure what our status was for this weekend and having them come on board has given us the chance to race for another win this week at Chicago. I knew it was only a matter of time before more people realized what this team and organization is capable of, and hopefully we can put Fr8Auctions in victory lane on Friday night.”