The checkered flag has dropped on the 2023 NASCAR racing season, and the respected and long-standing partnership between AM Racing and AM Technical Solutions (AM) reached new heights this season.
After spending several seasons in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, the Statesville, N.C.-based team elevated its family-owned team to expand into the NASCAR Xfinity Series with new driver and former Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt at the helm.
Additionally, AM Racing continued to support Austin Wayne Self, who spent most of the season on the dirt tracks representing AM Racing’s Dirt Division. We were excited to see that Austin returned to the NASCAR Truck Series for one race at Mid-Ohio in July.
With AM Racing focused on the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, let’s take a closer look at how Brett fared during this exciting new season.
Results for Brett Moffitt and AM Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
AM Racing embraced a new motto of “Future Focused” by pushing forward with a successful initial season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Supported by Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Performance, Moffitt and the AM Racing team made their Xfinity Series debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.
While Moffitt experienced hardship in the race, the team’s speed and time spent at the front of the field in the No. 25 AM Technical Solutions Ford Mustang attracted attention from the garage.
The on-track speed continued a few weeks later when Moffitt delivered a strong fourth-place qualifying effort at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in March, achieving a career-best for AM Racing in any of NASCAR’s top-three national series.
One of the best outcomes of the season came a few weeks later at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. Under the Georgia lights, Moffitt contended for his first career Xfinity Series victory before settling for sixth – earning AM Racing its first top-10 finish in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition.
Three races later, Moffitt delivered a solid ninth-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
While the team continued to improve their program, the team shined at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April, where Moffitt qualified 10th and showcased one of the most potent cars in the field, leading 20 laps of the race before being involved in a late race accident.
The team kicked off the brutal summer stretch for the Xfinity Series at the inaugural Xfinity Series race on the Chicago Street Course. The team embraced the opportunity to compete on the streets of Chicago, and despite dealing with a monsoon in the late laps of the race, Moffitt finished fourth, earning his best finish of the season with the AM Racing team.
The summer delivered back-to-back top-10 finishes of ninth and eighth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway respectively.
The team rushed into the fall showdown, hoping to keep the team in the hunt for the Xfinity Series Playoffs. They needed a win to assure themselves a spot inside the top 12. Despite their best efforts, the team came up short but delivered a strong seventh-place finish after starting 10th on the annual fall trip at Kansas Speedway.
Over the season’s final six races, Moffitt delivered another top-10 finish at Texas Motor Speedway, grabbing his ninth top-10 finish of the year.
In the Xfinity Series season finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway on November 4, Moffitt qualified his No. 25 AM Technical Solutions Ford Mustang 19th and contended for a top-10 finish. However, a speeding penalty late in the race forced Moffitt to fight back through the field before delivering a solid 15th-place finish.
Take a look at Moffitt’s overall scorecard for the racing season:
- 33 races in total
- 1 top-five finish
- 9 top-10s
- 17 top-15s
- 22 top-20s
- Average finish of 17.9
- Moffitt finished 15th in the final Xfinity Series championship driver standings
- AM Racing secured 17th overall in their inaugural season
- View Brett Moffitt’s final race results for the 2024 season
“A solid finish to end the season for our No. 25 AM Technical Solutions | AM Racing Ford Mustang team,” said Moffitt following Phoenix. “Our car was well balanced throughout the race. I had a penalty for speeding in Stage 3, which sent us to the back.
“Luckily, the car was strong enough to recover, and we just needed another handful of laps or a caution to have contended for a top-10 finish. I am proud of what we accomplished in our 33 races together, and I cannot thank everyone on the AM Racing team enough for their hard work and the opportunity to drive.”
Next up, AM Racing is preparing for the 2024 racing season. The “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300” at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway kicks off next season on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST. You can catch the first race in 2024 live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Radio Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.
About the AM Racing Team
AM Racing is a multi-faceted Motorsports program headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty, and intelligent performance.
AM Racing now competes in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the ARCA Menards Series, and various Dirt Modified events.
The team supports Austin Wayne Self in the Truck Series and dirt events, Brett Moffitt in the Xfinity Series, and Christian Rose in the ARCA Menards Series.