CRAFTSMAN TRUCK Toyota Tundra 200Final
Kvapil wins Toyota Tundra 200Aug 12, 2007 - 2:48 AM LEBANON, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Travis Kvapil ran away from the field to pick up his third checkered flag of the season at Nashville Superspeedway in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota Tundra 200.
The 2003 series champion was challenged by Ron Hornaday on a restart with 25 laps to go. But Kvapil's Ford F-150 held off Hornaday, then pulled away and cruised to his eighth career win.
"We were better through the corner than he was, but he had just enough to keep the air off the nose and we couldn't get a good run on him," Hornaday said of Kvapil. "We could stay with him a few laps, but then if I made a mistake, he would just pull away."
Kvapil, who started 11th, passed Mike Skinner on lap 105 and refused to relinquish the lead.
"It was pretty awesome," Kvapil said of his truck. "It took our K&N Ford half the race to get the track position and the right adjustment in it."
"We knew he had a good truck yesterday," Kvapil's crew chief Mike Beam said. "We came around and thought about adjusting some more, but it started taking off and Travis did a good job."
Hornaday drove his Chevrolet Silverado to a second-place finish, while Skinner's Toyota Tundra placed third. Skinner, who took the pole and led 102 of the 150 laps, opened his lead over Hornaday in the standings to 82 points.
Kvapil moved past Todd Bodine for third place and is now 236 points behind Skinner.
David Starr's Ford managed to come in fourth after starting in 27th and Bodine drove his Toyota to a fifth-place finish.
"It was pretty good when the race started. We were a little loose when we qualified earlier today, but our Ford F-150 was pretty good," Starr said. "It was right there."
The race ran 27 laps under the yellow flag on five cautions.
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