Brett Moffitt returns to racing after dirt-bike accident

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Coming off an unscheduled two-month hiatus is tough on any driver in any series. But, for Brett Moffitt, it was even harder as he was recovering from a dirt-bike accident that broke both of his legs.

Moffitt endured a tough recovery after extensive surgery during which metal rods were inserted to help heal both of his fractured femurs, and kept left him in the hospital for three days.

The 27-year-old fulltime NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver made his first start back in Thursday’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington for Our Motorsports.

The 2018 champion is currently fourth in the championship points standings for GMS Racing, 23 points behind series leader Austin Hill. The season didn’t start out extremely strong for him, finishing 13th in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and 16th at the second and most recent Gander Trucks race at Las Vegas