RAB Racing names Kvapil for Richmond

TRAVIS KVAPIL TO PILOT THE NO. 09 ZAXBY'S FORD FUSION AT RICHMOND FOR RAB RACING Concord, NC (9-08-09) -- RAB Racing announced today that Travis Kvapil, the 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, will fill in for John Wes Townley in...

TRAVIS KVAPIL TO PILOT THE NO. 09 ZAXBY'S FORD FUSION AT RICHMOND FOR RAB RACING

Concord, NC (9-08-09) -- RAB Racing announced today that Travis Kvapil, the 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, will fill in for John Wes Townley in the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion in the upcoming Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, September 11th.

Kvapil will be making his 5th career NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Although this will be Kvapil's first NNS start at the .750-mile oval, he is no stranger to the track. With 11 previous starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IROC Series, Kvapil sat on the pole in the NCWTS and posted a best finish of 9th in 2003.

"I really like Richmond," said Kvapil. "It is a fun race track with multiple grooves and it allows for a lot of side-by-side racing and a good show for the fans."

"My goal for this weekend is first and foremost a good qualifying lap," continued Kvapil. "The No. 09 entry is not locked into the show but I feel like I have plenty of experience at Richmond to know what I need in the car. I have confidence in the RAB Racing team and at the end of the day, I will be happy with a top-15 finish."

This is not the first time Kvapil has sported the yellow and blue paint scheme for Zaxby's; John Wes Townley and Travis Kvapil shared a seat in the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2008 for Roush Fenway Racing.

"I was fortunate enough to drive a hand-full of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for Zaxby's in 2008 and they even sponsored me in a Sprint Cup Series race," stated Kvapil. "They are great friends of mine and I am very excited about the opportunity to work with them again and truly honored that they have confidence in me to run the Zaxby's Ford this weekend at Richmond."

-credit: rabr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Wes Townley , Travis Kvapil
Teams Roush Fenway Racing