#80 Josh Skroupa was closing in on Eckrich with only a handful of laps left when Eckrich clipped the apron in Turn 2 that sent his car up the track and into the outside wall. Skroupa made an evasive maneuver to avoid the #70 low but contact was still make when Eckrich came back down the track. Skroupa was sent hard into the outside wall as Eckrich was able to hold onto the lead as the yellow flag flew to end the race. The incident was reviewed post race and Eckrich’s win was allowed to stand.
“The end took a turn for the worse there,” Eckrich said in a bitter-sweet victory lane. “I would like to apologize to Josh. I just hit the apron and stepped on my toes there and just yanked it off the wall a little too hard. I really feel bad for that.”
The accident relegated Skroupa to a 10th place finish in his AdvoCare Cup Series debut while Eckrich locked himself into the Round of 8 with his victory.
Bryce Whitson would benefit from the contact and move up to finish second after a very rough month for the driver. Chase driver Drew Carroll will round out the podium followed by Chase drivers Dan Murray in fourth and Ricky Hardin in fifth. The bottom part of the Chase Grid was also very busy on Tuesday. Five Chase drivers were involved in serious accidents that put them all in a tough spot for the next two races in the Round of 12. James Krahula holds onto the final transfer spot by one point over Jake Wright after the incident that collected both of them on Lap 115. Tommy Rhyne, Don Runkle Jr., and Nick Kohan all find themselves on the wrong side of the fence after Dover.
October 4th will see the AdvoCare Cup Series back on track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NorthernTool.com 200. The event will air live on the Global Sim Racing Channel at 9pm EST. For more information on the Premier Racing League visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.