Brett Moffitt has switched his points eligibility from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, FOX Sports reporter Bob Pockrass tweeted Thursday (April 22). Moffitt has competed in all Xfinity Series races, so he will be eligible to make the playoffs.
Moffitt, the 2018 Truck Series champion, was 15th in the Truck Series standings with a season-best ninth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He joined Niece Motorsports this season to pilot its No. 45 Chevrolet. The team has not announced whether Moffitt will continue to remain the full-time driver.
While Moffitt enters the Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway with zero points, he has one top five finish, a second-place in the Xfinity Series season opener, and three top 10s. After driving the No. 02 Chevrolet part-time last year for Our Motorsports, he joined the team full-time this year.
In 39 career Xfinity starts, Moffitt has two top fives and 11 top 10s.
To make the Xfinity Series playoffs, Moffitt likely will have to win and finish the regular season inside the top 25 in the point standings. Ross Chastain switched his points eligibility in 2019 and made the Truck Series playoffs that year.
Moffitt will begin his quest to make the Xfinity Series playoffs this Saturday at Talladega. The Ag-Pro 300 is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FOX.
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