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Unsponsored Kvapil loses Yates ride

Updated: March 23, 2009, 9:32 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Yates Racing will suspend operations of the No. 28 Sprint Cup team of Travis Kvapil due to lack of sponsorship following Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The team stood 39th in points after finishing 18th Sunday.

A decision on how many employees will be laid off has not been made. Geoff Smith, the president of Roush Fenway Racing that partners with Yates, said most of the 28 team members will be dispersed to other parts of the organization.

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