Travis Kvapil will join Randy Moss Motorsports to race for his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. The Janesville, Wis., native will drive the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra with veteran crew chief Rick Viers leading the team.
“I'm excited to be competing with Randy Moss Motorsports and International Truck/Monaco RVs for the 2011 season,” said Kvapil. “It's a great series with a lot of tough competition, and I'm excited to be there full time. I've had a lot of success racing in the Truck Series in the past, and I'm looking forward to winning races and contending for the championship.”
Kvapil, the 2003 Truck Series champion, has made 132 starts in trucks, scoring nine wins, four poles and led nearly 900 laps. In his five full seasons of NCWTS competition, the Wisconsin native has never finished outside of the top-10 in the championship point standings.
“Travis is known for being a fierce competitor and veteran in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” commented David Dollar, co-owner of Randy Moss Motorsports. “With his experience racing in the Cup Series, we look for Travis to make an immediate impact on the team and become an asset to our organization. He has an impeccable record in the Truck Series and everyone at Randy Moss Motorsports is looking forward to having the opportunity to bring home our first championship and Travis' second title.”
Crew chief Viers joins the team from Roush Fenway Racing, where he served as a crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series throughout the last 21 races of the 2010 season. With 28 years of motorsports experience, Viers has held virtually every title from driver, to owner, mechanic, tire changer, and crew chief. As a crew chief, the Maryland native has recorded eight NASCAR Nationwide Series victories and one win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
“I'm looking forward to working with Travis Kvapil, Randy Moss, David Dollar and everyone else at Randy Moss Motorsports throughout the 2011 season,” commented Viers. “To have a driver of his caliber behind the wheel of our Toyota Tundra is very exciting. Everyone at Randy Moss Motorsports has put in a lot of hard work and dedication to make this a championship-caliber team, and I believe that is exactly what you will see the International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra racing for at the end of the season.”