Team Xtreme Racing on Friday was forced to withdraw the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow early in the morning. Driver Travis Kvapil was going to be behind the wheel for qualifying this morning. Team Xtreme is a small independent team and unfortunately they don’t have a back up car at this point. A small glimmer of hope for the team was that the theft was caught by hotel security cameras.


Team owner John Cohen told USA Today Sports that the team will enter the event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cohen said he didn’t have an estimate on the value of the race car. However, according to the police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the car is valued at $250,000.

In the video, one person dressed in black gets out of a Jeep, walks across the lot toward the transport trailer and the Jeep pulls away. Next thing you see is the team pickup truck and trailer being driven away into the darkness. Police have no leads at this point.