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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Tough for Kvapil at California Speedway
Coming off a wild Daytona finish, Travis Kvapil finished 16th at California Speedway in his No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150.
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Kvapil started the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in the 17th position, but began to backslide as laps clicked off. Kvapil said his truck was loose off the corner, and requested major changes on the first stop. At lap 30, Kvapil lost a lap to the race leader, but a timely caution one lap later put him back on the lead lap.
He went to pit road for four tires, wedge and air pressure adjustments, a spin channel change and fuel. Kvapil restarted in the 23rd position, and slowly began to work his way forward.
At lap 70 a caution gave the crew another chance to make adjustments to the K&N Filters Ford. Kvapil restarted in the 19th position, but struggled to gain additional positions before the checkered flag fell over the field.
“We were loose qualifying,” said Kvapil. “I thought that it would be all right once we took some tape off the truck and took some front down force away from it. It just seemed like when it cooled off here, the thing just turned better and better and our looseness was compounded. I think more than anything, we’re trying stuff that this team never tried before. Without a lot of practice and no real testing, it’s just tough to do. We’re trying to move forward and get to the next level, but for now we’re a step back.”
Kvapil and the No.6 K&N Filters Team sit seventh in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points stands, 65 points out of the lead. The Next race will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 16th.
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