TRAVIS KVAPIL, NO. 16 IWX MOTOR FREIGHT CHEVROLET SILVERADO: Finished 6th, clinching his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series title by nine points over Dennis Setzer. It appeared that Kvapil initially lost the title to Ted Musgrave when the...
TRAVIS KVAPIL, NO. 16 IWX MOTOR FREIGHT CHEVROLET SILVERADO:
Finished 6th, clinching his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series title by nine points over Dennis Setzer. It appeared that Kvapil initially lost the title to Ted Musgrave when the latter passed him on the next-to-last lap, but Musgrave was penalized for passing on the left prior to the start/finish line.
"I have to thank the guys on the stage, all the IWX Motor Freight team and owner Steve Coulter. They build a great race truck, because two different drivers, two years in a row, won the championship. Talk about drama. Right from the first lap of the race, sideways down through the grass, just tight racing right on the start. We had it in hand if this thing would have gone green. I was going to pass the 11 and the 50, we were gaining ground on them, but the caution came out and we had green-white-checkered, so I didn't know what was going to happen. Those things always get crazy. I guess Ted took a chance, he had to pass the 46 and me to win, and he took that chance. On a green-white-checkered, that was probably his only chance, and I guess that's what the rule book is for."
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"I'm just so proud of the guys. It's such an accomplishment to win in this series. Brendan Gaughan probably had the best truck all year, and just a little bit of bad luck took him out of it today. Ted Musgrave, Dennis Setzer, it was a great championship run all year. Everybody back at home in Wisconsin and the Midwest that have been there with me, helping me out, this is for them. It's probably the only way I could pay them back."