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NASCAR’s Travis Kvapil’s Race Car Recovered One Day After Reported Stolen

NASCAR's Travis Kvapil's Race Car Recovered One Day After Reported Stolen

FILE- In this April 6, 2014, file photo, Travis Kvapil walks the track before a rain delayed start for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor …

Travis Kvapil’s Team Xtreme Sprint Cup car was recovered by police early Saturday morning, one day after the truck and trailer carrying the car was stolen from a Georgia hotel overnight.

Team Xtreme announced the news via Twitter, saying that the car was found by Gwinnett County (Ga.) police and that it was “so Happy to have ‘old faithful’ back. Favorite race car.”

The incident forced the team to withdraw from the race.

“While this is obviously a setback for this weekend, our plans remain to compete in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season,” team owner John Cohen said Friday, before the car was found.

A silver or gray Jeep Cherokee was seen leaving the hotel at the time of the theft, according to the police report.

The team’s main hauler was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday morning, but the car and trailer were still missing. Due to Wednesday’s winter weather, the team sent its main hauler to Atlanta, but the team was not finished preparing the car at the shop, according to the team’s hauler driver. Once work on the primary car was completed, it was sent to Atlanta in a trailer pulled by a dually truck.

At 5:32 a.m. ET, the truck and trailer, with the car, were taken from the hotel parking lot. The team’s hauler driver told FOXSports.com the theft was caught on camera.

Fox Sports

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