Not surprisingly, GMS Racing on Thursday announced that it had signed Moffitt to induce its No. 24 Chevrolets for its 2019 season, giving the 26-year-old native of Grimes, Iowa, the possibility to compete for his second consecutive championship.

Moffitt won his first show title at Hattori Racing Enterprises but abandoned the organization after the season after it chose to proceed with a different driver.

On Wednesday, GMS announced it had parted ways with driver Johnny Sauter, who’d won 13 races and on championship with the team throughout his inaugural stint.

“I must thank the Gallagher family and everyone at GMS for this particular opportunity. I can’t even wait to begin working together with Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and the people to kick off the season in Daytona in a couple of weeks. ”

The addition of Moffitt will complete GMS’ driver line up for the 2019 season. Along with Moffitt, rookie Sheldon Creed will drive the No. 2 Chevrolet from the Truck show; John Hunter Nemechek will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet from the Xfinity Series and Sam Mayer will push the No. 21 Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Guru Series East and also a limited schedule in Trucks and Trucks.

“Last year he showed the rushing world the amount of determination and talent he’s got, especially while confronting some adversity all through the season. We look forward to helping him win his second championship and ours as well.

“We’ve a robust driver line up in every show we’ll compete in this year. Maury Gallagher (team owner) has given us the tools and personnel we will need to compete for all championships. ”