DOVER DOWNS INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SCHRADER'S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE MBNA GOLD 400: * "Dover Downs has done a phenomenal job at making their track smooth," said Schrader. "When the IRL cars started going to Dover, the track went to work...
DOVER DOWNS INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
SCHRADER'S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE MBNA GOLD 400:
* "Dover Downs has done a phenomenal job at making their track smooth," said Schrader. "When the IRL cars started going to Dover, the track went to work at grinding down all of the bumps. Since they've made the track so smooth, it is so important to get your race car working on the bottom of the track. The teams that get their car to handle on the bottom will be the ones contending for the win." CREW CHIEF SHOP TALK:
* "We're taking the same car we ran here in June and at both Bristol races," said Sam Johns, crew chief of the Skoal Racing Monte Carlo. "It is a solid short track car. We had a top-10 finish at the last Bristol race and we think it can give us a solid finish at Dover.
"We never had a chance to find out how good we were going to run at Dover in June since we got wrecked on lap six. We managed to get the car back together and returned to the race, but ended up finishing 41st. I hope we can avoid all of the wrecks and complete all 400 laps. If we can do that, we will have a solid run on Sunday."
SKOAL RACING TEAM NEWS:
* Schrader and the Skoal Racing team were at Talladega Superspeedway September 21 and 22 preparing for the upcoming Winston 500. They tested the same car that captured the pole at Talladega last October. The team scheduled the test to shake down the car they were going to race, but took advantage of their on-track time by working on the aerodynamics and motor package. They were the only NASCAR Winston Cup car testing at the 2.66-mile oval and were pleased with the results of the test.