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Published on June 10th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Kvapil Having A Hell Of A Season

One of the things that continues to baffle me this season is how Travis Kvapil has some pretty good runs, yet he still doesn’t have a consistent sponsor.

This season, Kvapil posted top 10s at Las Vegas, Talladega, Darlington, and finished 11th at Dover.

He also posted top 20s at Martinsville, Texas, and Richmond. And, he hasn’t finished lower than 36th all season. I know that’s not great, but good if you’re battling to stay in the top 35 in owner points.

Over the last six races, he’s the 10th-best driver, which is higher than Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, and Kevin Harvick. That’s no small feat.

He’s solidly in the top 35 in owner points, at 19th. And still, he’s driving an all-white car. Sure, he picks up sponsors from time to time, but come on, some company needs to sign on longer term.

If Robert Yates Racing gets a long term sponsorship deal, and the dollars that come with it, maybe Kvapil will be a little more competitive.


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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

3 Responses to Kvapil Having A Hell Of A Season

  1. doyounascar says:

    It’s pretty baffling, indeed … but, still not more so than Jeff Burton’s lack of sponsorship at the end of his way with Roush-Fenway Racing. You remember when he kept coming out with the solid black and solid white cars? Had a decent season that year, too, if I recall.

    Tim Z

  2. leadlap says:

    Wow, I completely forgot that Burton had so much trouble securing a sponsor. Do you think he’ll have any trouble securing sponsorship next year, or has Richard Childress Racing secured a sponsor for the No. 31?

  3. doyounascar says:

    I think that Burton has done plenty to resurge his career since the days of his sponsorship woes. UPS was at one point rumored to have interest in him for next year, and with Roush-Fenway already inking AFLAC to a deal for next season, that could very well be a possibility. Either way, though, no, I don’t think Burton will have any troubles getting a decent paint scheme on the hood of his car from here on out.

    Tim Z

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