Rhyne Wins Closest Race In Premier Racing League History
TALLADEGA – The AdvoCare Cup Series started the Round of 8 at the Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday with the AdvoCare Spark Energy 300. The race only saw one caution for net code and ended with the closest finish in Premier Racing League history. Tommy Rhyne nudged his Unacceptable Racing teammate James Krahula to the line by 0.014 seconds to become the first driver to advance to the Championship 4 starting at Phoenix.
The Unacceptable Racing team with help from their satellite team, Sucka Free Motorsports, were able to use pit strategy to break away from the draft and fight among themselves for the top 5 positions and the win. Ricky Hardin, Jeff Rhyne, and DJ Beverly finished out the Top 5. These drivers will compete in the AdvoCare Fast 5 at the season finale at Atlanta, and will win an extra $50 if one of them can win that race.
Still with the dominating performance, James Krahula and Ricky Hardin still only find themselves 4 and 5 points ahead of the cutoff heading into the next race at Martinsville. Savage Spinners Pole winner, Scott Eckrich, finished 6th and is the last driver in a transfer spot, 3 points over Rich Jette. Dan Murray finds himself 10 points out, 1 point ahead of Rich Jette. Jake Wright is 15 points back of advancing to the Championship 4 with 2 races to go in the Round of 8.
Next week the AdvoCare Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Coastal Safety Auditors 200 on October 25th. The race will be broadcast on the Global Sim Racing Channel at 9:10pm EST. For more information on the Premier Racing League visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or at www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.