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Paul "Bud" Moore (December 7, 1941 – August 1, 2017) was an American NASCAR driver born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was sometimes known as "Little Bud" to avoid confusion with a NASCAR owner with the same name.

Bud Moore
BornPaul Moore
(1941-12-07)December 7, 1941
Charleston, South Carolina
DiedAugust 1, 2017(2017-08-01) (aged 75)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
41 races run over 6 years
Best finish29th (1968)
First race1964 Nashville 400 (Nashville)
Last race1973 Southern 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 19 1

CareerEdit

Moore's first-ever race in NASCAR was in the Grand National Series on August 2, 1964. He started the race in a 1963 Ford, but dropped within three laps due to overheating problems.

His best season of his racing career was in 1965, where he managed to grab three top fives, seven top tens, and even a pole, driving Louis Weatherbee's No. 45 Plymouth and competing in just fourteen races. Moore's best season in the point standings, however, was in 1968, where he finished 29th in those standings. Bud's final race in his relatively short career was five years after his second to last race, at the 1973 Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway. He only completed 174 of the 367 laps, retiring from the race due to engine problems in his 1971 Mercury.

Later yearsEdit

Following his racing career, Moore continued his support by working in various areas, including promotions and collectibles.

He died on August 1, 2017, at age 75.[1]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National SeriesEdit

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 NGNC Pts Ref
1964 66 Ford CON AUG JSP SVH RSD DAY DAY DAY RCH BRI GPS BGS ATL AWS HBO PIF CLB NWS MAR SVH DAR LGY HCY SBO CLT GPS ASH ATL CON NSV CHT BIR VAL PIF DAY ODS OBS BRR ISP GLN LIN BRI NSV
27
MBS AWS DTS ONA CLB BGS STR 102nd 368 [2]
Louis Weathersbee 45 Plymouth DAR
25
HCY RCH ODS HBO MAR SVH NWS CLT HAR AUG JAC
20
1965 RSD DAY DAY DAY PIF
10
ASW RCH HBO
3
ATL GPS
4
NWS MAR CLB
18
BRI DAR LGY
14
BGS HCY
21
CLT CCF
2
ASH
7
HAR
18
NSV BIR ATL GPS
9*
MBS
18
VAL DAY 49th 3216 [3]
Sam Fogle 31 Ford ODS
8
OBS ISP GLN BRI NSV CCF AWS SMR PIF AUG
Langley Racing 64 Ford CLB
18
DTS BLV BGS
Jabe Thomas 25 Ford DAR
40
HCY LIN ODS RCH MAR NWS CLT HBO CAR DTS
1966 Gene Black 75 Ford AUG RSD DAY DAY DAY CAR BRI ATL HCY CLB GPS BGS NWS MAR DAR LGY MGR MON RCH CLT DTS ASH PIF SMR AWS BLV GPS
16
DAY ODS BRR OXF FON ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB AWS BLV BGS DAR HCY RCH HBO MAR NWS CLT CAR 107th 160 [4]
1967 King Enterprises 53 Dodge AUG RSD DAY DAY DAY AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS MGY DAY TRN OXF FDA ISP BRI SMR NSV ATL
5
BGS CLB DAR
5
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS
33
CLT
29
CAR
6
AWS 35th 7812 [5]
Emory Gilliam 00 Dodge SVH
18
1968 King Enterprises 1 Dodge MGR MGY RSD DAY
48
BRI
6
RCH ATL
27
HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR
6
AUG AWS DAR
9
BLV LGY CLT
39
ASH MGR SMR
8
BIR CAR
41
GPS DAY
7
ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI 29th 1086 [6]
Bondy Long 29 Ford SMR
2
NSV ATL
7
CLB
24
BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR
8
HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR
4
NWS AUG CLT
45
CAR
42
JFC

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NWCC Pts Ref
1973 Donlavey Racing 90 Mercury RSD DAY RCH CAR BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV CLT DOV TWS RSD MCH DAY BRI ATL TAL NSV DAR
29
RCH DOV NWS MAR CLT CAR 110th - [7]
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1968 King Enterprises Dodge 12 48

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Former Driver “Lil Bud” Moore, 75 - Speed Sport, 2 August 2017
  2. ^ "Bud Moore – 1964 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Bud Moore – 1965 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bud Moore – 1966 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bud Moore – 1967 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bud Moore – 1968 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bud Moore – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Bud Moore driver statistics at Racing-Reference