Seekonk, MA - The NAPA Auto Parts team captured their second victory of the season on Saturday evening at Seekonk Speedway, it was the 25th victory for Kelly Moore, an all-time record for the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North ...
Seekonk, MA - The NAPA Auto Parts team captured their second victory of the season on Saturday evening at Seekonk Speedway, it was the 25th victory for Kelly Moore, an all-time record for the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series.
"Our car wasn't that great when we unloaded, the NAPA/Bill Dodge Auto Group team had their work cutout for them and as usual they responded really well," said Moore.
The hard work paid off early in the afternoon as Moore posted the quickest time in qualifying, earning a record 47th career pole award.
"I knew we had run a pretty good lap, but I was surprised to learn the first lap was the faster of the two and it was quick enough to earn us another pole award," commented Moore.
Everyone in attendance suffered through a miserable, humid day in Southern Massachusetts, but as darkness feel, cooler conditions prevailed and the racing action heated.
Moore and Mike Olsen put on a tough, door-to-door battle for several circuits before Olsen got up out of the groove and spun his Chevrolet Monte Carlo. From that point on, Moore faced tough challenges from Mike Stefanik and Andy Santerre, but in the end the fastest car of the day ended up in victory lane.
"I can't say enough about the group of guys that work on this car, and for that matter, the same can be said of the 74 car as well," said Moore. "They have got to be the most dedicated group that I've ever had working in the shop. Everyone has been working their tails off and it shows up in the results week after week."
While Moore attributes a lot of his success to having chemistry amongst his crew members, the ability of the organization to assemble a successful group of sponsors is just as important.
"Our team is extremely fortunate to have so many good sponsors, some of which we've worked with for years and years," Moore continued, "The past few years has been difficult for this sport, especially attracting sponsors and we've been able to bring more to our team and help us build off of their success."
Current point's leader Santerre again suffered some racing misfortune on Saturday and allowed Moore to move within eleven points of the top position.
The Moore Racing team will head to Watkins Glen International Speedway on Wednesday morning to tackle the rough road course on Saturday afternoon.