Shigeaki Hattori: The Man Behind Hattori Racing Enterprises while Merging International Racing Cultures

The Japan Toyota Technical Institute student crew members with Hattori Racing Enterprises team owner, Shigeaki Hattori (Right, Front) and the No. 1 driver Max McLaughlin (Center). Photo – Sharon Burton for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Hattori Racing Enterprises is an anomaly within NASCAR ranks as they participate in the K&N Pro Series East along with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, where they won the championship title last year with Brett Moffitt. And that’s because their participation in the sport gives the two series an amazing international exposure that is driven by the man behind the organization. That man is Shigeaki Hattori who came to the United States from Japan at the age of 30 in 1995.

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Hattori Racing Exceeds All Expectations in 2018


Brett Moffitt, the driver of the #16 AISIN Group Toyota, looks over data with a crew member during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2018, in Homestead, Florida.
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Brett Moffitt turned an unlikely NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship bid into a Cinderella championship hoist Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway – earning his Hattori Racing Enterprises team its first ever NASCAR title with a resounding victory at the track.

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Brett Moffitt Cruises to First Truck Series Title at Homestead


Brett Moffitt, the driver of the #16 AISIN Group Toyota, celebrates in victory lane with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 and the NCWTS Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway 
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Brett Moffitt, a kid with a moustache reminiscent of Leo DiCaprio—yet already a journeyman driver at age 26—is the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion after a decisive victory in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Brett Moffitt is a Case Study of Doing a Lot with a Little

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Four regular-season victories and the second seeding in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs is a monumental accomplishment for any team. Continue reading

Brett Moffitt Charges to Emotional NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Win at Atlanta

Brett Moffitt, the driver of the #16 AISIN Toyota, poses with the winnerÂ’s decal on his truck in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24, 2018, in Hampton, Georgia. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

HAMPTON, Ga. – Brett Moffit streaked into the lead on an overtime restart in Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and pulled away to win the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of his career. Continue reading