Phoenix II: Travis Kvapil preview

TRAVIS KVAPIL, YATES RACING No. 28 ALL SPORT Ford Fusion Travis Kvapil on Phoenix: "Phoenix has a short track feel to it. It's a very unique track with tight corners at one end, sweeping corners at the other, and a dog-leg on the backstretch.

TRAVIS KVAPIL, YATES RACING
No. 28 ALL SPORT Ford Fusion

Travis Kvapil on Phoenix:

"Phoenix has a short track feel to it. It's a very unique track with tight corners at one end, sweeping corners at the other, and a dog-leg on the backstretch. It's not a straightforward track to race at because you've got to drive hard to find a line that works for you and helps your car's handling. Racing at Phoenix, and the short track feel of the track, kind of takes me back to the feeling I had growing up and running my late models. I think that Phoenix will be a fun weekend and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm confident in our ALL SPORT team for this weekend and look forward to improving upon our finish we achieved earlier this season at Phoenix."

Crew chief Todd Parrott on Phoenix:

"One of the most important things we'll focus on for this weekend is how the track conditions are going to change as the race goes along Sunday since we start a little later in the afternoon. What I've experienced in the past is that typically the car will get a little freer during the race as the sun begins to drop behind the grandstands and shade portions of the track. The track will also gain grip once the temperatures drop in the shaded sections, so that allows the front wheels to gain traction. We had a pretty good test and race earlier in the season at Phoenix, so I'm looking forward to another great finish for our No. 28 ALL SPORT team Sunday."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

Kvapil will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Sunday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Kvapil has an average starting position of 31.6, and an average finish of 24.6 at Phoenix

Kvapil has completed 1,480 of 1,560 career laps at Phoenix (94.9 percent)

Kvapil's best finish at Phoenix is tenth which he achieved in the 2005 Checker Auto Parts 500

CHASSIS #556

Chassis #556 is the chassis the No. 28 ALL SPORT team will be running this weekend for the Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix. This is the same chassis the team last raced at Loudon in September where they finished 16th.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Travis Kvapil