Travis Kvapil picked up another win at Tennessee in the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series season in the No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150. He started tenth at
Memphis Motorsports Park and led 66 out of 200 laps along the way.
In the early part of the race Kvapil reported that his K&N Ford was not
running that well, and it was lacking rear grip off the corners. Despite this,
he picked up positions, breaking inside the top five for the first time at lap
56. Kvapil’s lap times were among the fastest at the track.
Travis Kvapil wins in the No. 6 K&N Filters Ford F-150
Travis Kvapil and Brad Keselowski battle for win
Travis Kvapil continues his run for the front at Memphis
At lap 72 the caution flag flew for debris on the racetrack and Kvapil was able
to go to pit road for service. The crew changed tires, added fuel and adjusted a
track bar to help the handling of the K&N Ford. The crew performed flawlessly
and Kvapil got off pit road in the third position.
As the chase for the front of the pack began, Kvapil overtook Mike Skinner on
the restart. He also recorded lap times faster than race leader Ron Hornaday and
managed to pass him for the lead at lap 93.
At lap 114, there was another wreck and Kvapil headed to pit road. Another great
stop by the pit crew allowed Kvapil to return to the racetrack with the lead. At
lap 146 Kvapil encountered lapped traffic and Brad Kesolowski was able to get
around the No.6 K&N Filters Ford. Kvapil and Keselowski traded the lead over the
course of the final 25 laps, when Keselowski took over at lap 173 and pulled
away. Kvapil began the chase and ended up at Kesolowski’s rear bumper at lap
191. Keselowski slowed drastically between turns three and four, allowing Kvapil
to make slight contact with Keselowski, sending him spinning to the infield
“I didn’t mean to wreck him,” said Kvapil. “I know that doesn’t change things,
but I didn’t mean to do that.” Kvapil was able to hold off a charge from Jack
Sprague and Ron Hornaday to capture the win.
‘All in all it was a great run for the K&N Team,” said Kvapil. “We’ve really got
things going our way, and I hope we can continue our momentum heading to
Kentucky Speedway in two weeks.”
Kvapil and the No. 6 K&N Filters Team unofficially remain fourth in the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series point standings.
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