Moffitt Makes Another Last Lap Pass And Wins Saturday’s Truck Series Race In Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich – If you’re the race leader and you’re on the final lap of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and Brett Moffitt is in your rear view mirror, there’s a good chance he won’t be for long.

On Saturday, he did it again. 

Moffitt, ran second to Johnny Sauter for the final 11 laps of Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at the Michigan International Speedway, but on the 100th and final lap of the day, Moffitt made a final lap pass of Sauter and beat him to the finish line by just 0.025-seconds en route to his fourth victory of the season and fifth of his Truck Series career.

Out of those five career wins though, all have included a last lap pass for the win. It all started in this race two years ago when he made a last lap pass for the win in 2016 for Red Horse Racing. That was his first career trip to victory lane in a NASCAR race.

Then, in the second race of the year in Atlanta, he did it again. At Iowa, he passed Noah Gragson for another last lap pass. In Chicagoland in June, he got by John Hunter Nemechek on the final lap for his fourth career win.

Then it happened again on Saturday.

Moffitt, is a true closer and now is showing to be Sauter’s main rival for the championship. It was his third top five finish over the last five races on the season.

Sauter, passed Gragson on Lap 88 and looked to be well on his way to his sixth win of the season before Moffitt’s last lap move. The GMS Racing driver brought his No. 21 Chevrolet home runner-up for his 11th top five of the season but first since Chicago in late June.

Pole sitter John Hunter Nemechek finished third in his No. 8 Chevrolet while Gragson and rookie Todd Gilliland rounded out the top five of the action packed race.

We saw 16 lead changes among nine different drivers with only five cautions. That was a jam packed 100 Lap race of action with Moffitt charging from 21st to win the event. How he got to the front was strategy too. He went through the first two stages of the race without pitting which put him in the top five. Then, it was all about strategy the rest of the way to stay there.

Matt Crafton got a big gift from Moffitt and Sauter when they passed Gilliland for the lead in the end. If Gilliland won, then Crafton would have been out of the playoffs with one race left in the regular season. Instead, he holds a 94 point lead over Myatt Snider for that final spot.

The final race of the regular season is Thursday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Corrigan Oil 200 Results

  1. 16 Moffitt
  2. 21 Sauter
  3.  8 Nemechek
  4. 18 Gragson
  5.  4 Gilliland R
  6. 41 Rhodes
  7. 98 Enfinger
  8. 52 Friesen
  9. 24 Haley
  10. 88 Crafton
  11. 22 Self
  12. 25 Sargeant R
  13.  3 Anderson
  14.  2 Coughlin
  15. 20 Fogleman
  16. 49 Chavous
  17. 17 LeMastus R
  18. 13 Snider R -1
  19. 02 Hill -1
  20. 33 Reaume -1
  21.  6 Benning -3
  22. 51 Davis -5
  23. 10 Cobb -5
  24.  7 Forrister -6
  25. 45 Fontaine R -6
  26. 15 Peck OUT
  27. 83 Currey OUT
  28. 50 Sorenson OUT
  29. 34 McLeod OUT
  30. 87 Nemechek OUT
  31. 54 Mills OUT
  32. 63 Hill OUT

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