Travis Kvapil and Team Xtreme Racing had to withdraw from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race after his car was stolen Thursday night, but thankfully he has found the vehicle.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is tomorrow, and unfortunately Travis Kvapil and his team won’t be in it.
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On Thursday night, Team Xtreme Racing and Kvapil discovered that their Sprint Cup car was stolen from them.
ESPN’s Bob Pickrass first reported the car was missing and said that the trailer holding the car was simply taken from the parking lot.
Pickrass continued to keep everyone up to date with the story via Twitter and announced that the team would have to withdraw from the race.
The situation may have ended a bit differently had this been a bigger racing team, but since this is a fairly small team that doesn’t have a huge budget, the sad fact of the matter was that all their eggs were in that single basket.
Even though Kvapil and his team weren’t racing anymore, they still desperately needed to find their car.
Very early Saturday morning, Xtreme Racing reported that the Gwinnett County Police found the stolen Sprint Cup car.
I’m sure everyone involved in the situation was greatly relieved when they found the car, especially since it was still in perfect condition. I guess the people who stole the trailer and car came to their senses and realized that they really couldn’t get away with stealing a Sprint Cup car – but hey, have fun with the trailer!
As sad as it was for Xtreme Racing and Kvapil to have to withdraw from this race, they were a main topic in NASCAR for a couple of days which I’m sure has never happened to them before.
Hopefully the team can get right back on track and totally move on from this incident.
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