Team Xtreme Racing withdraws from Martinsville Sprint Cup event

Travis Kvapil has been the primary driver this season for Team Xtreme Racing.

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Team Xtreme Racing has officially withdrawn from this weekend’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

"With the threat of rain and our position in the points, we made the decision to channel our resources towards racing at Texas Motor Speedway in two weeks," said team owner John Cohen. "Our crew is hard at work and our focus remains on qualifying into races each week. We will be back after the Easter break with a renewed effort to make the Duck Commander 500."

The decision to withdraw leaves 45 cars on the entry list to fill Sunday’s 43-car grid, meaning only two teams will now go home early.

Team Xtreme has qualified for just one of the season’s first five races, with Reed Sorenson making it into the Daytona 500.

Travis Kvapil has since failed to qualify for three races. The team withdrew at Atlanta Motor Speedway after having its truck, trailer and race car stolen from a hotel parking lot.