Chris Eggleston brought home another top-ten finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Saturday at Douglas County Speedway. The Colorado driver qualified third and raced in the top three for much of the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150, but late race contact with teammate Todd Gilliland relegated him to a seventh place finish.
“We had a good NAPA Filters Toyota,” said Eggleston. “We qualified third and ran second the majority of the race to Todd (Gilliland). Had a lot of restarts and ran tough next to him on the outside, but couldn’t make any of them stick. We finally got next to him coming out of four and next to him down the front stretch. Coming out of two it got tight and made slight contact and we both spun out.”
Eggleston and his McAnally teammate have talked about the incident and the defending NASCAR K&N West Pro Series champ is confident all will be behind them when they hit the track September 10th in Utah.
“Moving forward, Todd and I will both put this past us,” said Eggleston. “I don’t think there will be any grudges or any vendetta or anything like that. If Todd feels differently then that’s something that Todd and I will talk about. I don’t feel like a week from now it’s anything we’ll be talking about. I think we’ll be racing just as hard on the race track and be just as good of teammates and friends. I don’t foresee a future problem from that by any means.”