By Dustin Albino

In a reunion of sorts, Joe Williams Jr. will be the crew chief for Brett Moffitt during the 2023 Xfinity Series season with AM Racing. 

The duo first worked together for 29 races during the 2020 season, when Moffitt was the primary driver of the No. 02 car for Our Motorsports. Williams called the shots for Moffitt in 16 additional races in the 2021 season. Following that campaign, Williams joined SS GreenLight Racing, where Moffitt made a one-off start last fall at Kansas Speedway, in an alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. 

“I am excited about the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season,” Williams said via a team release. “I am thrilled to be at my new home at AM Racing. I am excited to be back working with Ford and Stewart-Haas Racing and to have the chance to work with Brett (Moffitt) again is a huge opportunity for all of us at AM Racing.

“Thank you to everyone at AM Racing for the opportunity. I am ready to battle for a playoff spot starting at Daytona.”

In early October, AM Racing announced it was making the jump to run the full 2023 Xfinity schedule after spending six seasons in the Craftsman Truck Series. Moffitt was announced as the team’s first Xfinity driver last month. 

“It‘s no secret that the chemistry was there between Joe and I,” Moffitt stated. “I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with him again and chase not only a playoff spot but the prospect of racing for an Xfinity Series championship, too, in AM Racing‘s first full season.”

Kevin Cywinski, AM Racing‘s team principal, wanted to get the established relationship of Moffitt and Williams together once again. He believes it will pay dividends for the No. 25 team. 

“Without a doubt, the pairing of Brett Moffitt and Joe Williams Jr. is huge for our team,” Cywinski added. “The two have experience and success working together and I feel that the two will be able to get back in the saddle quickly and make our full-time transition to Xfinity even smoother.

“We have set lofty goals for our inaugural Xfinity Series season but with the determination and perseverance of our team — I think we can exceed our goals and everyone‘s expectations this season.”

Over the last two seasons, Moffitt has made a trio of Truck Series starts for AM Racing. The team will once again field an entry for the Truck Series in 2023.

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