Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Morrow County Detective, Sgt. Larry Oglesby, is very close to solving the theft that occurred Friday that caused Travis Kvapil and the entire No. 44 Sprint Cup Series team to withdraw from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
The team had its ride stolen from a hotel parking lot in the early morning hours on Friday. With Sprint Cup Series testing scheduled last Thursday and bad weather bearing down on North Carolina, the team was forced to send its hauler without the racecar. After some last minute adjustments at the shop, the car was sent in an unmarked trailer that was being pulled by a Ford F-350 pickup truck.
The racecar was found less than 24 hours later by a motorist around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police later found the stolen Ford F-350 truck without the trailer around the Stockbridge area, Oglesby told Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The police hope to have the motive behind the theft later this week.
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