Early Saturday morning, Travis Kvapil’s Racecar was located after being stolen from outside a motel early Friday morning.
Gwinnett County police found the car in Loganville, Georgia, which is located northwest of Atlanta. Officer Jeffrey Richter, a spokesman for the department, said a motorist reported seeing the car sitting on the side of Lenora Road at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Police then headed out and secured the vehicle.
Lost and Found section of the road. pic.twitter.com/L3cEdi9o0R
— NY Racing Team (@Nyracingteam) February 28, 2015
It has since been delivered back to the Team XTREME Racing shop.
Richter added that a couple of ramps and some strapping were left as well, but nothing else. They have yet to locate the truck and trailer.
Here it is……New Jersey plates pic.twitter.com/YayDb2Ya6u
— Travis Kvapil (@TravisKvapil) February 27, 2015
Team Xtreme Racing ran into problems at Daytona after Reed Sorenson wrecked during group qualifying on Sunday. Not having a back-up, the team prepared another car and entered it into the Budweiser Duel, qualifying for the Daytona 500. As a result, though, they didn’t get the time they needed to work on their Atlanta car.
The car was sent in an enclosed 26-foot trailer pulled by a pickup, arriving at the team hotel on Thursday night at 11 pm EST. At approximately 5:32 am, a hotel surveillance video showed the theft occurring. Sgt. Larry Oglesby of the Morrow Police Department told ESPN.com that Team Xtreme Racing reported the theft at 5:50 a.m. and “they are treating the car’s disappearance as a stolen vehicle”.
The police report stated that a silver or grey Jeep Cherokee was spotted leaving the hotel at the time of the theft. They are asking for help in locating the vehicles – a black 2004 Ford F-350 pulling a white trailer. Both had New Jersey tags.