Atlanta: Travis Kvapil preview

Travis Kvapil: Coming off of last weekend's top-10 finish at Vegas, how confident are you headed into Atlanta this weekend? "I feel that we have a really strong team in place and everyone has spent so much time and effort making sure that we...

Travis Kvapil:

Coming off of last weekend's top-10 finish at Vegas, how confident are you headed into Atlanta this weekend?

"I feel that we have a really strong team in place and everyone has spent so much time and effort making sure that we do the best we can every week. We have fast cars and I was able to make some laps at the end of last season during a test session in Atlanta. Based on the car during that session, as well as the tests and races we've been able to run this year, I think we should have a really great car again this weekend. I'm looking forward to Atlanta because it's a fun track with multiple grooves that you can drive and it's a very high-speed track. I tend to really like the 1.5-mile fast tracks and Atlanta's one that definitely fits that mold. I definitely think that we'll have a car that is strong enough to run in the top-10 again this week, so I'm really looking forward to this weekend."

Quoting Yates Racing Crew Chief, Todd Parrott:

This week the team tested in Phoenix and now heads to Atlanta; what are your thoughts looking ahead to Atlanta?

"We spent two days in Phoenix this week testing and we had a really good test. We took a brand new car there and we feel that we learned a lot of things that we can bring back to the shop and put into our cars. All-in-all it went really well. Looking ahead to this weekend's race, we're really looking forward to Atlanta. Travis was able to log some laps back in November when we went to test the new car there, so we have a bit of an idea of how he's going to do, and how the car may handle. I think with everything we've had going on the past couple of weeks with the performance of our cars and the performance of our teams, we should have a really great weekend at Atlanta."

Chassis #531 is the chassis the No. 28 Yates Racing team will be running this weekend for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is a brand new chassis for the team this weekend and has not been tested.

-credit: jr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Travis Kvapil
Teams Yates Racing