Travis anxious for first race at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 1, 2001) - Travis Kvapil may be a rookie in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series but the Wisconsin native is positive that he can take the CAT Rental Store Chevrolet to the front in the O'Reilly 400, presented by Valvoline ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 1, 2001) - Travis Kvapil may be a rookie in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series but the Wisconsin native is positive that he can take the CAT Rental Store Chevrolet to the front in the O'Reilly 400, presented by Valvoline DuraBlend, at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night, June 8.

Kvapil is taking over at Addington Motorsports for veteran Andy Houston who moved to the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit this season. Kvapil has responded by running in the top five in the Craftsman Series point standings along with leading the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year rankings over drivers such as Ricky Hendrick.

"I'm really looking forward to running at Texas Motor Speedway," said Kvapil who competed on the Midwestern NASCAR RE/MAX late model series in past years. "I have never been there, but the CAT Rental Stores team always run well there, so we're pretty excited.

"We tested at Atlanta for more experience on a banked 1.5-mile speedway and we ran real well. We have had a great season so far and we continue to build on that. I think the number 60 Silverado will find it's way to victory lane soon. Maybe it will be at Texas."

Kvapil will take on veterans Ted Musgrave, Scott Riggs, Joe Ruttman, Jack Sprague, Rick Crawford, Randy Tolsma, Willy T. Ribbs and Carlos Contreras in the race. Texas drivers David Starr, Patrick Lawler and Loni Richardson are also entered. The O'Reilly 400 will get the green flag Friday night, June 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for the O'Reilly 400 begin at $16 and are available at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at Ticketmaster locations. Fans may also receive a coupon for a free ticket by purchasing a case of Valvoline DuraBlend at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores.

-TMS

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Andy Houston , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Hendrick , Jack Sprague , Rick Crawford , Scott Riggs , Joe Ruttman , Randy Tolsma , Willy T. Ribbs , Patrick Lawler , Loni Richardson , Travis Kvapil