Devin Moran (left) with his father, Donnie Moran, at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Paul Arch Photo)
Devin Moran (left) with his father, Donnie Moran, at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Paul Arch Photo)

Moran To Make A Return To Lucas Oil Late Models

DRESDEN, Ohio — Devin Moran plans to return to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series next season while pairing with team owner Roger Sellers.

Moran, the 28-year-old son of Hall of Famer Donnie Moran, will fill the season in Sellers’ Double Down Motorsports late model that was vacated by Hudson O’Neal, who will drive for Mark Richards in the Rocket House Car next season.

The team will run Longhorn Chassis and will relocate to Donnie Moran’s Dresden, Ohio, shop. Moran is also expected to use his dad’s No. 99m on his late models.

“I think it’s a great match between the two of us and I’m really excited for a great 2023 season and beyond,” Sellers said. “When Hudson (O’Neal) decided to pursue another opportunity, I thought about stepping away from car ownership, but I took my time and didn’t let emotions get the better of me. I have a lot invested in this sport and my passion to win big races and a Lucas Championship is greater than ever. 

“So when I decided to keep going, we talked to a lot of our sponsors and product people and their input helped guide our decision. We had some great prospects that expressed their interest in driving for us, but at the end of the day, Devin is a great fit and checked all of the boxes.”

Moran announced last week he was separating from former car owner Ty Twarog.

“There is still a lot we have to figure out before next year including trying to find a crew chief willing to relocate to Ohio,” Moran said. “We have some great crew help already on board including my brother Wylie, but he will not be coming on full time. He has a good thing going with his own business right now, so we’ll see how much he can get away from it. I’m just super excited to drive for Roger. He’s such an awesome guy and I can’t wait until next year begins.”