Gordon moved into the top spot following his runner-up finish Monday to Joey Logano and holds a four-point lead over Matt Kenseth, who also lacks a victory this season.
“I feel very fortunate to finish second. Joey was the class of the field there in the second half of the race. I knew it was going to be hard to hold those guys off,” Gordon said. “I’m sure Joey was going to go wherever I didn’t.”
“That was a great call by Billy (Scott, crew chief). The pit guys did a great job all day and they did a good job on that last stop, obviously, when it mattered most,” Vickers said.
“We probably didn’t have a car to win, but we made the most of it. We’ll learn from this and we’ll move on to the next race.”
Through seven races this season, Larson has two top-five and three top-10 finishes and is 15th in the series standings.
“Our Chevy was average on a short run, but on long runs I thought we probably had the best car,” Larson said. “Just kept sticking with it, got it better and better each run. We put ourselves in position there on that last restart to get a good finish.”
“He had a procedure done and is doing fine. He will be in the hospital a few days and is expected to be released later this week,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall.
Moore, 88, a decorated veteran of World War II, was part of the Hall’s second class in 2011.
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Unofficial results and points standings