Kvapil Rules Sold-Out North Wilkesboro

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought innumerable fanfare and excitement to a sold-out North Wilkesboro Speedway on Wednesday night, but the spotlight shined brightest on one of Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports drivers. Earnhardt, Kvapil’s boss, electrified the crowd with a third-place finish. Kvapil won the pole, led the most laps, turned the fastest lap time – a blistering 20.223 seconds – and withstood all comers on a restart with two laps to go. “It’s huge to win at North Wilkesboro,” said Kvapil, who was eight years old the last time North Wilkesboro hosted a late model tour race. “We were able to sweep the first late model show here in 11 years. I’ll race him the same way.”Earnhardt rallied from ninth to third in the final 50 laps. … That’s probably the best late model car I’ve ever driven.”The finish:.

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