Travis Kvapil was looking forward to competing at The Milwaukee Mile, his home
racetrack in Wisconsin. Kvapil wanted his first NASCAR victory at the oldest
continually operating race track in America.
Travis Kvapil in No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150
Kvapil at Milwaukee
On Friday night, Kvapil qualified fifth in the No. 6 K&N Filters Ford
F-150. He reported to the K&N Filters Team his Ford was tight in the center of
turns one and two, but good everywhere else. Kvapil held seventh position until
the caution flag flew at lap 67 for debris. He went to pit row for fuel, tires
and a wedge adjustment and got off pit row in the sixth position, ready for the
lap 72 restart.
The Roush Fenway Racer caught a lucky break when the third caution of
the event flew at lap 75.
No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150 started fifth and finished eighth at
Kvapil was unsure if he had a flat tire and pulled his
K&N Ford alongside his teammate for a visual confirmation that all four tires
were up. Kvapil continued in the sixth position, reporting later in the run that
he was fighting a tight condition and went to pit road at the next caution. He
restarted in the eighth position on lap 165 and jockeyed positions over the
closing laps, eventually settling for an eighth place finish. This was his fifth
consecutive top 10 finish.
“Our K&N Filters Ford was okay in practice,” said Kvapil. “We qualified well and
we thought we were going to be contenders for the win. We were close but we
never could get that last little bit to really challenge for the win. It’s kind
of a letdown. We’re going to Memphis and the track is similar, so we need to run
Kvapil and the No.6 K&N Filters Team remain fourth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck
Series point standings. His next race will be at Memphis Motorsports Park on
Saturday, June 30.
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