Richmond II: Travis Kvapil preview

TRAVIS KVAPIL No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools Ford Fusion Hitachi Power Tools driver Travis Kvapil on Richmond: "I enjoy racing at Richmond and it is a track that I've had success at over the years. Richmond is a great track because it's a short...

TRAVIS KVAPIL
No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools Ford Fusion

Hitachi Power Tools driver Travis Kvapil on Richmond:

"I enjoy racing at Richmond and it is a track that I've had success at over the years. Richmond is a great track because it's a short track, but it's still fast enough to where you need to make sure you have a really good aero package, and of course a great motor. More than anything it's just a fun Saturday night race where the fans seem like they're right on top of the action. Richmond lets us race side-by-side, and because it's a two-groove race track, it allows us to move around a little bit. As competitors we always enjoy going to tracks where you aren't always locked into one groove, and since Richmond offers us a couple different lines to race on, it's a fun track to race at."

Hitachi Power Tools crew chief Todd Parrott on Richmond:

"We were pretty good when we raced at Richmond earlier this season and brought home a 16th-place finish. The car we're bringing with us is that same exact car from May's race and we haven't raced it since then, but I feel very confident about our chances. We'll unload off of the truck on Friday and focus our practice time on race trim since Saturday's race is an impound race. We only have one practice session to get everything all lined up for the race. It is going to be interesting how this race will go since it is the final race before the Chase and there are a few guys still trying to race their way into the Chase. Travis really likes Richmond and has had success there in the truck series, so we'll see what happens."

Chassis #563 is the chassis the No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools Racing team will be running this weekend for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This is the same chassis the team last ran at Richmond for the Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 in May where they finished 16th.

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Drivers Travis Kvapil