Busch North Series News Release Loudon, NH (8/1/99) -- Kelly Moore, driver of the LesCare Kitchens Pontiac, finished 27th Sunday during the Pennzoil/VIP Discount Auto Parts 100 event at New Hampshire International Speedway. Moore started ...
Busch North Series News Release
Loudon, NH (8/1/99) -- Kelly Moore, driver of the LesCare Kitchens Pontiac, finished 27th Sunday during the Pennzoil/VIP Discount Auto Parts 100 event at New Hampshire International Speedway. Moore started the 100-lap Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring, event from the 11th spot but quickly guided his Pontiac Grand Prix within striking distance of the leaders by the halfway point of the race.
While running in the third position, Moore's racecar was hit by a lapped car entering turn one. The contact sent Moore spinning into the retaining wall, thus ending his team's hope for a win. "We were really reeling the leaders in before the restart on lap 55," Moore said. "Our car was definitely the quickest on the track and it was one of the best racecars I've had here in quite sometime. It was a rookie mistake, I had the spot, my spotter told me I had the spot and the lapped car drove right into my left rear."
During the final practice on Saturday afternoon, Moore's LesCare Kitchens Pontiac was turning impressive lap times, something Moore attributed to his veteran team. "Our team worked so well this weekend, we had some high hopes, not only a win, but gaining some more ground in the points battle and also closing the gap in the New Hampshire Track Championship," explained Moore.
For the second week in a row, the LesCare Kitchens/Jordan Lumber team will return to their spacious shop in Scarborough, Maine with yet another damaged racecar to repair. "The same thing happened to us last week in Stafford, we got caught up by another drivers impatience," a dejected Moore commented. "Our team members, like all others in this division, invest a lot of time and energy into this series and to see your efforts spoiled by others is agonizing."
The finish on Sunday moved Moore back down one spot to fifth in the overall championship standings. The Busch North Series will take a well-deserved weekend off before it heads back to Watkins Glen International for a standalone road race on August 14.