Martinsville Speedway brings a smile to Travis Kvapil's face. Not only did he make his first Sprint Cup Series start at the historic, half-mile oval in 2004, but he knows that this weekend's Tums Fast Relief 500 is a great opportunity for his No. 93 Burger King/Dr Pepper team to score a solid finish. The low-banked, tight course places less emphasis on the car's engineering and puts the race in the driver's hands. It's all that Kvapil hopes for.
Kvapil has a total of 13 Cup Series starts at Martinsville. His best finish is 16th place, which he scored last year. It was his best finish of the 2011 season. In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition, Kvapil has one top-five and three top-10 finishes in 10 starts.
Comments from BK Racing Driver Travis Kvapil heading into Martinsville:
"Martinsville is basically two drag strips connected with a set of turns. You all but park your car when you're in the corners and then hammer down for the straights. It...