[media-credit name=”darlingtonraceway.com” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Statesville, N.C. (May 10, 2012) – BK Racing announced today that Travis Kvapil will drive the No. 73 Dr Pepper Toyota in Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Kvapil’s car will be a third entry fielded by BK Racing and will run in addition to the organization’s No. 83 Toyota, driven by Landon Cassill, and No. 93 Toyota, driven by David Reutimann. This will be BK Racing’s first attempt to field three cars for an event. Ben Leslie will serve as Kvapil’s crew chief.
Kvapil will return to the No. 93 car for the Sprint All-Star Showdown next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 83 and No. 93 cars have competed in all 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events and are inside the top-35 of the owner point standings.
In NSCS competition at Darlington, Kvapil has five starts. He’s led two laps and has earned one top-10.
Leslie has guided his drivers to one pole and one top-five finish in eight NSCS starts at Darlington.
“I’m really excited to be racing at Darlington,” Kvapil said. “I want to thank Dr Pepper and BK Racing for putting this together. It’s a big step for BK Racing to field a third car. We didn’t open our doors until February and we’ve managed to make every race and stay inside the top-35 in points. Now we’re fielding a third entry. That says a lot about our progress and this team’s determination.
“I’m looking forward to working with Ben (Leslie). The guys at the shop are working really hard to prepare the car and get everything ready for this weekend. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and hope that this race is another step in our growth.”