Daytona: Travis Kvapil post-race interview

TRAVIS KVAPIL -6-K&N Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd) "I've been here before and I knew that was going to happen. I got down the backstretch and looked in my mirror and said, 'I'm out too far on these guys.' I was dragging the brake down the...

TRAVIS KVAPIL -6-K&N Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd)

"I've been here before and I knew that was going to happen. I got down the backstretch and looked in my mirror and said, 'I'm out too far on these guys.' I was dragging the brake down the backstretch and trying to split the air between those two guys, and in doing that I lost a lot of my own momentum. Either way, if I just held it wide open, they would have passed me earlier. I'm disappointed. Our F-150 was the best truck out here tonight and I feel like I let down the guys on the team. I don't know how I could have done it any better. I guess I could have tried blocking Sprague better, but I thought we would have wrecked."

"I've been a part of these crazy finishes here before, so I actually knew off of turn two on the white flag lap that I was in trouble. When I looked in the mirror, I felt like I got too big of a lead when they were side-by-side. I knew that one lane or the other was going to be coming hard and I tried to split the air up between them both as best I could. Todd did a really good job on that all the way to turn four. I didn't know which way I needed to go. I don't know how it all happened, but Sprague got one heck of a push is all I know. I had him at bay and it was like he hit another gear. By the time I realized it, he already basically had position on me I felt like at that point. If I would have moved up on him we would have wrecked, so I kinda needed to give him just enough room and unfortunately it cost me the win. I'm really proud of everybody with Roush Fenway Racing. They gave me the best truck in testing and I had the best truck today. I feel like I let them down. K&N, we just signed them yesterday for Daytona here, so we're really happy to get them out front most of the night, though."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Travis Kvapil
Teams Roush Fenway Racing