No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra
Darlington Raceway – Too Tough To Tame 200
March 12, 2011
No. 5 Randy Moss Motorsports International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra News and Notes
This Week’s Tundra… The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team and driver Travis Kvapil will race MDM-105 in Saturday’s 200-mile NCWTS race at Darlington Raceway. The No. 5 team last utilized this chassis at Kentucky Speedway where they qualified third and finished in the 13th position.
Happy Birthday, Travis… During the downtime of the NASCAR Camping World Truck series schedule, Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs celebrated his 35th birthday on Tuesday, March 1st.
Meet Travis... Fans at the track in Darlington, S.C. will have the opportunity to meet Travis Kvapil in the hours leading up to the race on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra will join other drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to meet fans and sign autographs. The NCWTS autograph session will be held on pit road at Darlington Raceway from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST.
Previous Pole-Sitter… As the 2003 series’ champion, Travis Kvapil has an extensive and highly successful resume in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Now in his ninth season of competition, Kvapil has started from the pole-position on four occasions throughout his career, including the 2003 NCWTS event at Darlington Raceway. Kvapil led 11 laps that day en route to a fourth-place finish. Racing for a Championship… In 2011, NASCAR drivers are only eligible to race for one championship in the sport’s top three divisions. Despite being an experienced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Travis Kvapil opted to race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. The Janesville, Wis. native won the series’ title in 2003, and hopes to record his second championship in the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra in 2011. Kvapil will also compete in nearly the entire Sprint Cup Series schedule, missing only a few events that conflict with his NCWTS schedule.
Follow Travis… Fans are invited to follow Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra, on twitter @TravisKvapil and on Facebook (facebook.com/TravisKvapil). Fans can also check out http://www.traviskvapil.com for news, updates, and photos throughout the week.
Watch and Listen…The Too Tough To Tame 200 from Darlington Raceway will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 128, at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 12. Qualifying will also be broadcast live on SPEED at 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday afternoon.
Travis Kvapil on driving at Darlington Raceway
“After the past few weeks that I’ve had, I can’t wait to get to Darlington [Raceway]. It is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit, and I think it will be a lot of fun to get back in a truck there. The International Truck/Monaco RVs team has built and prepared great Toyota Tundras every week; we just haven’t had any luck. I think the race at Darlington [Raceway] will give us a great opportunity to turn our luck around and come home with a strong finish.”
Crew Chief Rick Viers on racing at Darlington Raceway
“The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team has had some really bad luck to start off our season, but we’re looking to turn it all around this weekend. Darlington [Raceway] is a track that Travis has been very excited about going to. We’ve had strong trucks over the last few weeks; we just haven’t been able to piece everything together to get the results. Hopefully this weekend will change that—we have a truck that has raced well in the past, a driver with a great history at Darlington [Raceway], and one of the best teams in the business backing us up.”