Thad Moffitt Makes First Iowa ARCA Start

Thad Moffitt, No. 46 Richard Petty Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Fusion

Thad Moffitt will make his first start at Iowa Speedway in Newton on Saturday in the ARCA Menards Series. He had not planned on competing in this event, but he was able to get funding earlier this week. Moffitt currently sits fifth in the driver point standings and has two top-five and three top-10 finishes in his six starts to date.

Saturday’s race at Iowa will be the third race in the Sioux Chief Short Track Showdown. Moffitt is seventh in Sioux Chief point standings based his 18th-place finish at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway after he cut a tire late in the race and his fifth-place finish earlier this month at Lucas Oil Raceway outside Indianapolis.

Moffitt will be driving the same No. 46 Richard Petty Performance Plus Oil Ford Fusion that the DGR-Crosley team took to Lucas Oil Raceway and Phoenix this season.

The Shore Lunch 150 will be live on MAVTV at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The race will be 150 laps and 132 miles. There will be scheduled competition breaks at, or around laps 50 and 100.

Moffitt on Iowa: “We had a new sponsor come on board this week which enables me to add three more races to my schedule, including Iowa. I’m really excited to get to race at Iowa this weekend with my DGR-Crosley guys. We need a good run. We’ve had fast Fords at almost every track we’ve been to, but I think we need a little bit more and we’re creeping up on it. As a team me and Derek (Smith, crew chief) are getting better at understanding each other and I think we still have good momentum going, even after our mess-up at Kentucky. I think we’ll have a solid weekend at Iowa and hopefully bring home another top-five finish.”


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