Travis Kvapil grew up working on cars in his father’s garage, and racing was a natural progression for the Wisconsin native. He began racing in 1992 at the age of 16 at Rockford Speedway, competing in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. He went on to win the American Short Tracker division track championship in 1994 at Rockford. In 1995, he moved up to super late models at Madison International Speedway, ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile,” and was named the track Rookie of the Year. He also became the track’s Late Model Champion a year later in 1996. This honor made him the youngest to ever capture the title at the track at the age of 20. Travis moved to the ARTGO Series, a Midwest asphalt short-track motor-racing touring series. He finished in the top-10 in points from 1998-2000.
In 2001, he made his debut in the Craftsman Truck Series driving for Addington Racing. In 2002, Kvapil managed to match his win total by winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park. He finished the season with 14 top-10s and finished ninth in the final driver points standings. In 2003 Kvapil raced the No.16 Chevrolet for Steve Coulter's Xpress Motorsports team. He won one race during the season at Bristol Freeway and finished the season with 22 top-10’s in 25 races.
At the end of the 2004 season, Travis made his first NEXTEL Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway, driving the No. 06 Mobil 1Dodge for Penske Racing. Prior to the 2005 Sprint Cup Series, he was chosen by Penske Racing to drive the No. 77 Eastman Kodak Dodge.
Travis scored his first ever Sprint Cup Series top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway when he finished seventh during the Food City 500. Two top-10 finishes pushed him to finish 33rd in the point standings during his first season in the series.
Travis signed with PPI Motorsports for the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. He had his best finishes of the season at Kansas Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, where he finished nineteenth in each event. He finished the season 36th in points.
In 2008 Travis finished in the sixth position at the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. The finish gave him his career-best finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He picked up another top-10 finish at Darlington Raceway at the Dodge Challenger 500. For the year, Travis collected four top-10 finishes, one pole and finished 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings.
Travis later returned to the seat of a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2011, driving the No. 34, 37, 38 Long John Silver's Ford for Front Row Motorsports. After the end of the 2011 season, he was signed by BK Racing to compete in the Sprint Cup Series for 2012. He drove the No. 93 Toyota starting with the second race of the year at Phoenix International Raceway. He also drove for RAB Racing in the season-opening Camping World Truck Series event and ]ended the 2012 season 27th in the Sprint Cup Series, his second best finish in the points since his debut.
In 2013, Travis recorded five top-20 finishes, but 9 DNFs, including five blown engines. Shortly before the start of the 2014 season Travis announced he had signed to drive in the Sprint Cup Series for Go FAS Racing, as well as in the Camping World Truck Series for MAKE Motorsports.
Being a native of Wisconsin Travis is an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Jennifer and Travis Kvapil have three children: Kelsey, Carson and Caden and reside in Mooresville, North Carolina.