Charlotte II: Travis Kvapil preview

Quoting Hitachi Power Tools driver Travis Kvapil on Charlotte: "Our team has a bit of momentum right now. Even though we didn't get the finish we deserved at Talladega last week, we had a great race running up towards the front the majority of...

Quoting Hitachi Power Tools driver Travis Kvapil on Charlotte:

"Our team has a bit of momentum right now. Even though we didn't get the finish we deserved at Talladega last week, we had a great race running up towards the front the majority of the race, and of course the pole award. I think that everyone on the team is excited about running at Charlotte this week because it gives us an opportunity to be home for a race. We tested at Charlotte a few weeks ago and were very happy with the car's speed. This is a long race and Charlotte is so fast that you really have to focus all race long since things can happen so quickly there. The race also shifts from day to night time so we also have to make sure we have a lot of adjustability built into our car for this weekend."

Quoting Hitachi Power Tools crew chief Todd Parrott on Charlotte:

"The car we're racing at Charlotte this weekend is the same car we tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway a few weeks ago. We also last ran this car at Indianapolis, where unfortunately, we weren't able to showcase our car's true performance. Night racing at Charlotte is always exciting so I'm looking forward to this weekend's race. Our team had a tremendous weekend at Talladega last week with Travis (Kvapil) capturing the pole, so even though we were caught up in a wreck at the end, we have a lot of excitement and momentum within our No. 28 team right now. Travis has had some success racing at Charlotte, so I think that we'll have another great weekend for our Hitachi Power Tools race team."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

* Kvapil will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Saturday, October 11th at 3:00 p.m.

* Kvapil has an average starting position of 34.0 and an average finish of 23.4 at Charlotte

* Kvapil has completed 1,840 of 1,870 career laps at Charlotte (98.4 percent) and has led for 25 laps

* Kvapil's best starting position at Charlotte is from 18th in the 2005 Coca Cola 600

* Kvapil's best finish at Charlotte is 17th which he achieved in the 2005 UAW-GM Quality 500

CHASSIS #457

Chassis #457 is the chassis the No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools team will be running this weekend for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. This is the same chassis the team tested at Charlotte in September and last raced at Indianapolis in July.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Travis Kvapil