Defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt will head to Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend adorning new sponsorship colors.
Piedmont Distillers will promote their Midnight Moon Moonshine brand as primary sponsor of Moffitt’s No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the North Carolina Education Lottery 250 on May 17.
Have you heard our exciting news?? We are excited to be on the Hood in Charlotte @GMSRacingLLC @Brett_Moffitt #midnightmoon #nascar pic.twitter.com/O9bmpbFzjy
— Midnight Moon (@JJMidnightMoon) May 9, 2019
Although it’s Piedmont’s first foray into NASCAR sponsorship, the company has close ties to NASCAR with Hall of Famer Junior Johnson and his family. Founded in 1997, their brand Midnight Moon Moonshine gained significant inspiration from Johnson’s roots as a North Carolina moonshiner.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with the GMS Racing team and honored to have Midnight Moon on the reigning champ’s truck,” Piedmont Distillers President Joe Michalek said in a release. “Junior and I can’t wait to see Brett back at Victory Lane.”
A seven-time winner in the Truck Series, Moffitt currently sits fourth in the NGOTS standings highlighted by four top five finishes. Since his truck debut in 2013, Moffitt has tallied 42 starts for various teams including ThorSport Racing and Red Horse Racing, before joining Hattori Racing Enterprises for his first full-time season in 2018.
Last season, Moffitt captured six checkered flags for HRE en route to the championship. After sponsorship woes derailed his chances to defend his championship with the organization, Moffitt changed teams this offseason, joining GMS Racing.
“I’m excited to have Midnight Moon on board with us in Charlotte,” Moffitt said. “To have a connection to a legend like Junior Johnson and his history with moonshining in NASCAR’s own backyard is really cool. Hopefully, I can sip some in Victory Lane next Friday.”
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