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Travis Kvapil Moves to Third in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in K&N Ford No. 6

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Travis Kvapil was a top competitor from the start of practice on Friday until the end of the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Driving the No.6 K&N Filters Ford F-150, Kvapil started seventh and finished second in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

Travis Kvapil Top Competitor at Kentucky Speedway
Travis Kvapil Top Competitor at Kentucky Speedway
Kvapil stayed in the top five throughout the 150-lap race. In the end, Mike Skinner’s No.5 machine proved to be the one to beat. Kvapil brought the No. 6 K&N F-150 home in second place and had the best finishing Ford of the night.
No.6 Ford F-150 K&N Filters Truck Started 7th Finished 2nd
No.6 Ford F-150 K&N Filters Truck Started 7th Finished 2nd
Kvapil is third overall in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Kvapil is third overall in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The K&N Team was strong as Kvapil took the seventh starting position for Saturday night’s showdown. At the start pole sitter Ryan Matthews slowed down and caused the field to split on either side. The racers went three-wide into turn one and when they circled the track for the first time, Kvapil was in fourth position. The first caution flew on lap 12 and Kvapil reported that the K&N F-150 was tight. Crew chief Mike Beam began plotting the team’s adjustments.

Kvapil took the third position by lap 34 until the second caution brought him to the first round of pit stops. Beam called for tires and fuel along with a track bar and air pressure adjustment to ease the tightness of the truck. Kvapil quickly found out the adjustments weren’t quite right.

At the next caution Beam took the opportunity to bring the K&N No.6 truck into the pit for the second and final time of the night. He reversed the previous adjustments and gave Kvapil a tank full of fuel to finish the race. Kvapil returned to the track in fifth for the re-start on lap 101 but maneuvered his way into second by lap 107.

Kvapil continued a strong run but it wasn’t enough to catch the No. 5. He drove the No.6 K&N F-150 to a second place finish behind Skinner. It was Kvapil’s fourth top five and seventh top 10 finish of the season.

“I’m really happy with our K&N Ford,” said Kvapil. “We’re happy with the momentum our team has had over the last five or six races. We’re really running strong.”

Kvapil moved to third place in the overall Craftsman Truck Series point standings. His next race will be at the O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Follow Travis Kvapil and the K&N Filters Team throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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