Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/8/14
Statesville, N.C. – Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 93 Dr Pepper Toyota, took BK Racing to new heights last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. He captured an eighth-place finish, marking the organization’s best finish to date, as well as its first top-10. Kvapil aims to keep the momentum rolling in this week’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kvapil has made 11 Cup Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His best finish is 17th place, which came in 2005 after starting in 42nd place.
Kvapil will have a new associate sponsor onboard the Dr Pepper Toyota this week, Rick’s Specialty Vehicles. Rick’s Specialty Vehicles developed and sells the Cricket ESV, which was perfectly designed to answer the ever-growing need of “destination mobility.” It’s great for people who need convenient, dependable, economical transportation when they’re at a temporary destination. Kvapil will be using the Cricket ESV to deliver Burger King Smoothies to infield guests at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Comments from BK Racing Driver Travis Kvapil heading into Charlotte: “We had an awesome weekend at Talladega. We got an eighth-place finish, our best performance yet. That was huge for our team. It was our first top-10 of the season. They’ve worked so hard this year and poured so much into our team. It’s nice to see our results reflect their effort.
“Of course Charlotte will be a completely different style of racing than we had at Talladega. We’ll be going back to more traditional-style racing and not the drafting, pack racing like we just had. Charlotte has a lot of grip. It’s a night race, so it will be cooler and the speeds will pick up. We’ve had some good runs at intermediate tracks this season. We finished in the top 20 at Kentucky. In the May race at Charlotte, we missed the setup a little bit and didn’t run as well as we hoped. That was a lot earlier in the season. I know we’ve come a long way since then. We’ve learned a lot more and have good notes to build on, so I’m expecting our performance to pick up and the Dr Pepper Toyota will have a strong run.
“One of the best things about the Charlotte race is that it’s home. At this point in the season, it’s great to be at your own house Monday through Sunday and sleep in your own bed. You can’t put a price on that.”
PLAYERS: Travis Kvapil

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

Rick Pitino: Louisville will beat FSU in football


Report: Rams considered favorites to move to LA

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Slava Voynov arrested on D.V. charge, suspended indefinitely

Report: Ray Rice could be reinstated within next month

Earl Thomas: Refs need to stay out of it and let us dominate

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

NFL tweets graphic of recipients of Manning's 509 TD passes

Hockey fights of the week

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.