Kvapil Takes Confidence to Michigan Driver Likes Track, Car Set-Up and Left Turns Statesville, N.C. (August 10, 2010) - Travis Kvapil can't wait to just turn left. After Sunday's road course event at Watkins Glen International, the driver of the...
Kvapil Takes Confidence to Michigan
Driver Likes Track, Car Set-Up and Left Turns
Statesville, N.C. (August 10, 2010) - Travis Kvapil can't wait to just turn left. After Sunday's road course event at Watkins Glen International, the driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford is looking forward to returning to Michigan International Speedway - a place where he has visited Victory Lane.
Kvapil celebrated two wins in four starts in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career at the two-mile oval. He has seven Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan, with a top finish of 13th.
The Long John Silver's Ford team finished 31st in the June race at the Brooklyn, Mich., track. Kvapil had a solid car but long green-flag runs prevented him from gaining more ground from his starting position of 34th.
Comments from Long John Silver's Racing team driver Travis Kvapil on Michigan International Speedway:
"Michigan is a racetrack I really enjoy. I won a couple truck races there in the past. I always seem to run pretty decent there. It's a two-mile, high-banked track, and a lot of the things that we've learned all season will apply perfectly to that type of racetrack.
"Things that we've worked on with our bump-stop and sway-bar packages - that's a place where we can take that kind of core, basic package that we've come to like with the Long John Silver's Ford and perform pretty well.
"You always like going back to tracks where you've won or had fairly good success at in the past, whether it's in the same series or a different one. It just gives you a certain level of confidence. You don't necessarily have all the answers, but at least you go into it with some good information that gives you a really good starting point.
"We're going to have the opportunity to qualify on speed this week, so it definitely helps to go into the weekend with that kind of confidence. You obviously don't prefer to be in that situation, but, if we have to be, this is one place where I think the Long John Silver's team can feel pretty good about what we're bringing to the track. And then we'll just use the Friday practice session to make sure we've got the car as good as it can be."
-source: front row motorsports