Man who stole trailer with NASCAR Sprint Cup car is sentenced

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Johnny Milton Terry was sentenced to 10 years probation and fined $1,000 plus court costs Monday after pleading no contest in the February theft of the pickup truck and the trailer that contained a NASCAR Sprint Cup car.

Team Xtreme reported that the vehicle and trailer with the car Travis Kvapil was to have raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway were stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Morrow, Ga., on Feb. 27. The vehicles were recovered the next day but the team was unable to compete in that weekend’s race.

A report by the Morrow Police Department stated Terry confessed to the crime a day after the theft and that person contacted police.

An arrest warrant was issued on March 6. Terry was later arrested and had bond denied June 29.

As part of Monday’s plea deal in Clayton County (Ga.) Superior Court, Terry was sentenced under the First Offender/Conditional Discharge program despite being jailed four times from 2001-11, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The Morrow Police Department report stated that a criminal history check on Terry returned “several entering autos/theft by receiving stolen property and is a convicted felon.’’