Travis Kvapil was slated to drive the No. 44 Team Xtreme Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the car was stolen Thursday night. Fortunately, Georgia police found the vehicle Saturday morning.
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Theft of Sprint Cup Car
Monday, March 9
Dustin Long of NASCARTalk.com talked to Sgt. Larry Oglesby of the Morrow Police Department, who confirmed that an arrest warrant was issued in the case of Kvapil's stolen Sprint Cup car.
Police Locate Stolen Sprint Cup Car
Saturday, Feb. 28
Team Xtreme tweeted that Gwinnett County police located the stolen car early Saturday morning:
Kvapil Has Sprint Cup Car Stolen
Friday, Feb. 27
According to ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass, a trailer containing the car was taken from the parking lot of a hotel in Morrow, Georgia.
Kvapil appeared on Sirius XM NASCAR radio to explain the circumstances behind what happened to his car:
With the car now missing, Team Xtreme has no choice but to withdraw from Sunday's race, per Pockrass:
Kvapil tweeted about the ordeal, asking for help in recovering the car:
In an effort to catch the perpetrator, Kvapil tweeted photos of the trailer and the No. 44 car:
The 38-year-old racing veteran also raised the notion that the thief may not even have known the car was inside the trailer:
Kvapil regretted that they would be unable to track the stolen vehicle:
According to Jim Noble of SiriusXM NASCAR, hotel surveillance caught the crime on camera:
Smaller teams are needed in order to keep the Sprint Cup Series going strong, and there was at least an outside chance of Kvapil and Co. having a good run at a bigger track such as Atlanta.
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