Brett Moffitt to make Chili Bowl debut in 2021

Brett Moffitt to make Chili Bowl debut in 2021
AVONDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Moffitt, driver of the #23 Plan B Sales Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 06, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The 2018 NASCAR Truck Series champion is going to Tulsa.

That’s right, Grimes native Brett Moffitt is headed to the Chili Bowl in January with backing from his new Truck Series team in Niece Motorsports as well as support from Plan B Sales.

Moffitt will be piloting the No. 45M in Tulsa in his first appearance in the Super Bowl of midget racing.

The event, which starts on Monday, January 11 runs throughout the week at the Tulsa Expo Center concluding with the main events on Saturday, January 16.

Currently, Moffitt will join 285 others to compete for one of the most prestigious trophies in racing – the golden driller.

NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, and World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Brad Sweet have both announced they would be participating this season, as well as Kyle Larson – who made waves on the dirt this summer.

Larson is the defending champion of the Chili Bowl and after winning in 2020 he went on to say that it was bigger than winning the Daytona 500. The comment riled up NASCAR fans, but there’s no shorting how impactful the week of racing is.

The event and the week of preliminary shows can be seen live on FloRacing. Fans can subscribe to the video feed at FloRacing.com and can follow along with coverage throughout the winter here at Always Race Day.

Update: Moffitt revealed the paint scheme for his No. 45M later Tuesday on Twitter.