Moore Moves into Third for BNS Point Standings Loudon, NH -- Ryan Moore had a good run Friday afternoon, despite Mother Nature and her desire for afternoon showers. Moore lined his R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Autogroup/GetEtched.com...
Moore Moves into Third for BNS Point Standings
Loudon, NH -- Ryan Moore had a good run Friday afternoon, despite Mother Nature and her desire for afternoon showers. Moore lined his R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Autogroup/GetEtched.com Chevrolet up 4th for the Sylvania 125 after qualifying was cancelled Thursday due to rain. Drivers lined up according to current point standings, which would make for an interesting afternoon considering the tight points chase.
Friday's race consisted of frequent rain showers and several cautions, but that didn't prevent Moore from quickly making his way to the front. The green flag waived at 1:15 pm for the 125-lap event, and by lap 24 Moore took the lead. "We had a really good car," said Moore, "we have come so close to winning here so many times, we were really hoping for victory lane not only for our points chase but just to have a win at NHIS would be cool."
Moore fell back to second, but soon again on lap 32 he regained the lead, where he led the field for 20 laps. "We really pulled away from the field, which isn't always easy here," said Moore, "the car felt really good."
The leaders chose to pit on lap 51, the Moore Racing Team for tires and fuel, and they came off the race on pit road 3rd. Several cars chose not to pit, so Moore lined up 10th.
With fresh rubber, Moore was ready to make his way back to the front. By lap 61 he was in the 7th spot and by lap 99, he slid his No. 74 into the 4th spot. Difficultly came on to Moore's path when Ted Christopher tried to make a move four wide, when Moore was already racing three wide. Christopher hit Moore in the left rear and bent or broke something that soon affected Moore's set-up. "I was out there racing for points trying to keep my car in one piece and go for a win at the same time," said Moore, "It's just not cool when you are racing for points and you have someone out there that will knock you around just to get a win."
Moore fell into third as Leighton and Christopher battled for the lead. After a couple more cautions, the rain began to come down again and a yellow checkered finish would end the race short on lap 119.
"My car did suffer some damage after getting together with Christopher," said Moore, "but if we could have had some green flag racing, I would have loved to have the chance to try to get by him."
The Moore Racing team has a short week at the shop in Scarborough, Maine as they prepare for Friday's race in Dover, DE.
Moore has moved into 3rd in the BNS Point Standings, only 58 points away from point leader Andy Santerre.