ECR issues apology for illegal engine

The following is a statement from Richie Gilmore, chief operating officer of ECR Engines, regarding NASCAR's July 20 announcement of a penalty involving the July 16 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

ECR Engines apologizes for the steps that led to the disqualification at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There was absolutely no intent on our part to circumvent the rulebook. We simply made a mistake when building the engine. We offer our sincere apologies to Kevin Manion and everyone at Kevin Manion Racing, Ryan Newman and his fans, and NASCAR.

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