Roush Racing signs Kvapil

Roush Racing Announces Kvapil To Drive No. 6 Ford F-150 In NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series CONCORD, N.C. (November 14, 2006) -- With the departure of Mark Martin, Roush Racing was presented with the question of who would fill his shoes in the No....

Roush Racing Announces Kvapil To Drive No. 6 Ford F-150 In NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

CONCORD, N.C. (November 14, 2006) -- With the departure of Mark Martin, Roush Racing was presented with the question of who would fill his shoes in the No. 6 Roush Racing Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. That question was answered this week when Roush signed former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil to pilot the Ford F-150 that Martin drove to five victories in 13 attempts this season.

"We are pleased beyond measure that we were able to get a driver the caliber of Travis Kvapil to be our veteran championship contender in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Roush Racing and Ford Motor Company," said team owner Jack Roush. "At only 30 years old with a truck championship and two years of Nextel Cup experience under his belt, Travis brings great long and short term potential to and for Roush Racing."

In addition to claiming the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series title in 2003, he also earned the Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year honor in 2001. He compiled five wins, 40 top-five finishes and 64 top-10 finishes in his four full seasons in the truck series and looks to add to that record with Roush Racing.

"It's a great opportunity to join an organization that constantly demonstrates its ability to compete successfully in all areas of competition," said Kvapil. "I'm looking forward to reestablishing a record of excellent competitive results in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and hope that I can continue competing successfully for a long time with Roush Racing."

At this point the No. 6 Roush Racing F-150 is without a sponsor but Roush Racing president Geoff Smith believes that now that a driver has been chosen for the truck, a sponsor announcement will likely follow.

"Our sponsor prospects have been waiting for us to settle on the driver and now that Travis is on board, we expect to close on a sponsorship shortly," said Smith.

-credit: rr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Roush , Mark Martin , Travis Kvapil