Ryan Moore Earns Second Busch Pole Award at Adirondack Adirondack, NY -- Ryan Moore had a successful weekend in upstate New York. Moore ran 7th fastest in the first practice session, but with fresh tires he ran 1st fastest in the second...
Ryan Moore Earns Second Busch Pole Award at Adirondack
Adirondack, NY -- Ryan Moore had a successful weekend in upstate New York. Moore ran 7th fastest in the first practice session, but with fresh tires he ran 1st fastest in the second practice of the day. An unlucky draw of number one would mean that the R.C. Moore/Bill Dodge Autogroup/Get Etched.com Chevrolet would be the first car out for qualifying. Luck seemed to be with the Moore Racing Team, for Moore's time of 16.863 seconds was untouchable. Nobody in the field behind Moore could beat the fast time and Moore would start on the pole for the Edge Hotel 150.
Ryan Moore and Matt Kobyluck gave race fans a great show all evening long. The two battled throughout the evening, but Moore soon fell back to second. With several cautions throughout the evening and a red flag, it made for a long night. Moore stayed within the top four all night and on lap 106 Crew Chief Jamie Lorfano came on to report that it was time to make his move. The 2005 Rookie took second spot away from Mike Stefanik and on lap 113 Moore retrieved the lead by taking Kobyluck on the back stretch. Moore held the lead for several laps, but Kobyluck got back underneath him on lap 142 when Moore was passing lapped traffic. A caution flag quickly followed on lap 144 which would result in a green, white, checkered restart. "Kobyluck had a really good car and we were a little tight. I knew it would be tough to hold on to the lead and I drove as hard as I could to try to hold on to it," said Moore.
Moore was on the outside in the second spot, with Santerre and Stefanik behind him in 3rd and 4th. All four drivers had cars good enough to take the victory so the last 2 laps were very eventful. Stefanik and Santerre got together some, but Moore held his own until the very end. Across the line it was very close, Moore came brought home a 3rd place finish and moves into 5th in the Busch North Series Point Standings. Moore will head back to Mooresville, NC early this week to work with DEI in preparation for a Wednesday night event August 10th at Stafford Springs, Connecticut.