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Moore Gets a Thirteenth Place Finish after a Hard Run at Limerock Lakeville, CT -- After running second and third fastest throughout the morning practice sessions Friday, Moore qualified his R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill ...

Moore Gets a Thirteenth Place Finish after a Hard Run at Limerock

Lakeville, CT -- After running second and third fastest throughout the morning practice sessions Friday, Moore qualified his R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Autogroup/GetEtched.com Chevrolet is the second starting spot. He fell just .25 seconds short of earning his fourth pole award of the season and is now tied at three pole awards with competitor Matt Kobyluck.

The Burnham Hydronics 200K was filled with cautions all afternoon. Moore followed behind Kobyluck in second, until lap 15 when Kobyluck chose to pit and Moore stayed out to earn his five bonus points. Moore led until lap 19, when the Moore Racing team made the decision to pit for fuel only.

The caution flag was thrown one lap later and when the field went green on lap 25, Moore lined up seventh. Positions were swapped back and forth, but Moore slowly began to work his way back up to the front.

Caution flags continued to wave throughout the afternoon and Moore constantly was alert to try and keep himself out of trouble. A restart on lap 53 allowed for Moore to gain several positions as cars in front of him tangled. He moved into fourth before the caution waved again on lap 54. The restart on lap 58 gave Moore the opportunity to move into the third spot, where he really began to settle in good. "The car was comfortable and I knew I was in a good spot, points wise," said Moore, "I knew the points leader was behind me so it was a good feeling."

A restart on lap 67 threw the Moore Racing Team a curve ball. Moore restarted in third and as he accelerated, the 99 car came across Moore's front end sending both cars spinning off the course. Moore knew he only had 15 laps to make his way back to the front, so he had to re-focus and do what he could in a little amount of time. Caution flags continued to fly, allowing for little green flag racing. Moore was making his way back to the front and was in the eighth spot when another misfortune occurred and he would finish the race in the thirteenth spot.

"Unfortunately we didn't have a good points race today," said Moore, "We will keep digging and see what happens next week. We had some bad luck today, but we need to remain focused and shoot for the win next week."

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Matt Kobyluck , Ryan Moore