Nashville: Travis Kvapil preview

Kvapil Returns to the Trucks in Nashville Lebanon, TN (July 27, 2009)-Travis Kvapil, the 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, will pilot the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Billy Ballew Motorsports truck at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday,...

Kvapil Returns to the Trucks in Nashville

Lebanon, TN (July 27, 2009)-Travis Kvapil, the 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, will pilot the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Billy Ballew Motorsports truck at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Kvapil won the 2007 Truck Series race in his last start at the 1.33-mile superspeedway just outside Nashville, Tennessee. The current Yates Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has five previous Camping World Truck Series starts at Nashville Superspeedway, posting one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Billy Ballew Motorsports has eight prior starts at the track with a best finish of 11th--place posted in 2004 and 2005. The team will return this week with Chassis No. 11. The truck has posted nine of the 12 career wins for Billy Ballew Motorsports. Chassis No. 11 was last run at Michigan International Speedway by Kyle Busch, who finished second in the event.

"I'm excited to be back in a Camping World Truck," Travis Kvapil said. "I've had a lot of success in the Series and at Nashville where I won the last time I raced there in a truck. I'm just glad to be back in the seat. Bristol, in March, was the last time I've driven this year and I'm looking forward to getting back to racing."

"Nashville is a unique, big one and one-third-mile (1 1/3) track with tight corners. It's emphasized from the concrete surface of the track, making it hard to grip. You need to have a good handling truck to do well at Nashville. Billy Ballew's trucks are capable of winning every week and I'd like to leave Nashville this week with a second guitar."

Nashville Superspeedway presents the winner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with a Gibson guitar hand painted artist Sam Bass.

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kyle Busch , Travis Kvapil