NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No.6 K&N Filters Ford F-150 Eighth at Milwaukee

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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
Travis Kvapil in No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150

Kvapil at Milwaukee
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.

No. 6 K&N Filters Ford-150 starts fifth and finished eighth at Milwaukee
No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150 started fifth and finished eighth at Milwaukee
The Roush Fenway Racer caught a lucky break when the third caution of the event flew at lap 75.

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 better there.

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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