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California Highway Patrol sponsors Kvapil at Sonoma
Yates Racing announced that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway on June 22nd.  The No. 28 California Highway Patrol Ford will feature a paint scheme similar to that of the CHP’s patrol cars along with the website www.chp.ca.gov.

“I think this is a very cool sponsorship for us this weekend,” stated Kvapil.  “The California Highway Patrol (CHP) works to keep everyone in California safe and I’m honored that they chose to partner with out No. 28 Yates Racing team this weekend at Sonoma.  I’m really looking forward to making them proud, as well as the state of California proud, on Sunday with our No. 28 California Highway Patrol Ford.  The paint scheme for our car this week is very unique and we hope to provide the CHP with a solid performance at our first road-course race of the season.” 

"The goal of this unique one-race sponsorship is to help publicize the California Highway Patrol and the career paths that are available to those qualified candidates interested in a career in law enforcement," said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. 

Kvapil is currently 18th in the driver point standings for the Sprint Cup series as he enters this weekend’s race at Infineon Raceway.  The Cup series race at Sonoma will be broadcast on TNT Sunday, June 22nd with television coverage beginning at 3:30 pm EST and radio coverage provided by PRN.

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California

About Yates Racing

Yates Racing operates two motorsports teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Formerly known as Robert Yates Racing, the team is owned by Doug Yates, who took the reins after his father, Robert Yates, retired at the end of the 2007 season, and partnered with Max Jones; a former road racer and long-time championship General Manager. The 2008 season will mark the 20th year of competition for the Ford team. During those years, the organization had a total of 57 wins, 48 poles, 269 top-five finishes, 427 top-ten finishes, and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Yates Racing will field two Ford Fusions in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, with drivers Travis Kvapil and David Gilliland. Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Kevin Thomas with Yates Racing at 704-706-2120.

About the California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol was established in 1929 by the California State Legislature.  Since then, the CHP has built a history of service and tradition that has made it one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the world.  At the time of its creation, the CHP was given the authority and responsibility to enforce traffic laws on county and state highways.  This authority continues, but today the duties of a CHP Officer have extended well beyond what the State Legislature of 1929 could ever have imagined.  Since our inception in 1929, almost 19,000 officers have proudly represented the CHP in serving the people of California.

-        Currently the Department has approximately 7,050 uniformed officers

-        Primary duties of a CHP Officer include issuing traffic citations, arresting alcohol and drug impaired drivers, investigating traffic accidents, vehicle thefts, and providing assistance to the motoring public.

-        Special assignments include motorcycle patrol, canine narcotic enforcement, commercial vehicle inspection, fixed wing or helicopter operations, horseback or bicycle patrol, S.W.A.T., Auto Theft Investigators, Computer Crimes and Dignitary Protection.

The assignments in the CHP are as diverse as the state itself.

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