TRAVIS KVAPIL, YATES RACING Hitachi "Inspire the Next" driver Travis Kvapil on Fontana: "I'm looking forward to this weekend and heading back to Fontana because I feel that some of our best cars of the season were at Michigan and that's the...
TRAVIS KVAPIL, YATES RACING
Hitachi "Inspire the Next" driver Travis Kvapil on Fontana:
"I'm looking forward to this weekend and heading back to Fontana because I feel that some of our best cars of the season were at Michigan and that's the track that we always compare to Fontana. It seems that our 1.5-mile and 2.0-mile track programs are right around where we need them to be so far this season. We had a great car out here earlier in the spring but we ended up with some splitter damage, but overall I think we would have been able to have stayed in the top-15 that race. A lot has changed since we were here in February and a lot of what we have learned over the summer we will apply to the car for this weekend and be very competitive right off the truck when we get there."
Hitachi "Inspire the Next" crew chief Todd Parrott on Fontana:
"We had a pretty good showing earlier this season when we raced at California for the first time back in February. Unfortunately the last time we were at Fontana we were unable to qualify due to the rain and weather, but we're looking forward to being able to qualify well this weekend. I always compare California and Michigan as the two very similar tracks on the circuit, and we have run very well at Michigan both times this year. The car we're bringing we ran at both Pocono races so it is a fairly new car in our fleet but we're feeling very confident going into this weekend."
* Kvapil will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Sunday, August 31st at 1:30pm
* Kvapil has an average starting position of 34.2, and an average finish of 31.8 at Fontana
* Kvapil has completed 988 of 1,004 career laps at Fontana (98.4 percent)
* Kvapil's best finish at Fontana is 24th which he accomplished in the 2005 Auto Club 500
Chassis #601 is the chassis the No. 28 Hitachi "Inspire the Next" team will be running this weekend for the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway. This is the same chassis the team last ran at Pocono Raceway for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 where they finished 16th.