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Kvapil happy it appears turnaround has finally arrived

Travis Kvapil nearly won the season-opening Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona, but that was followed by some puzzling struggles. He finally broke through at Michigan, and that came as a relief, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: June 20, 2007, 1:01 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

Travis Kvapil has enjoyed breakthrough days before at Michigan International Speedway. He'll forever be the answer to a good trivia question, having claimed the first NASCAR national event win for Toyota in a 2004 Craftsman Truck Series race at MIS.

Saturday's win at the Michigan 200 wasn't as historic, but for Kvapil it was no less significant. Finally, in his 10th start in the acclaimed No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, Kvapil lived up to considerable preseason billing.

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