Ken Schrader running well, lacks proof

After six events, veteran driver Ken Schrader sits 32nd in the overall points standings. "The way the car has run, we've been very happy with it. The worst we have run was last week at Bristol." However, Bristol has been Schrader's highest ...

After six events, veteran driver Ken Schrader sits 32nd in the overall points standings.

"The way the car has run, we've been very happy with it. The worst we have run was last week at Bristol."

However, Bristol has been Schrader's highest finish to date, a 22nd place run. Schrader deems Bristol as his worst run because "we were off," and other events while running extremely well, circumstance out of the No. 36 driver's control, took him out of contention.

The 1985 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year is looking forward to his time off this weekend; he will be heading to Joplin Missouri to run in a modified race. Following the week off, the Cup schedule will resume at the Texas Motor Speedway. Schrader and his M&M's Pontiac crew plan on taking the car they ran at Las Vegas, to Texas. At Vegas, the car ran in top 10 before suffering a cut tire.

So how does a seasoned veteran like Ken Schrader feel about the recent turmoil between some of the younger drivers in NASCAR?

"I think everyone pretty much tends to keep a little bit of a score to remember things. If somebody has been a little rough with you before I think you tend to remember that."

Schrader on the other hand, does not agree with carrying it over to pit road.

"We can't be doing it period. We got a lot of people on pit road especially after a race. When you're crashing cars on pit road, it's easy enough to get hurt in this sport anyway as a crew member. After the race, to get hit by a car for something that's uncalled for, that needs to be addressed like NASCAR did."

"The deal with Harvick Saturday, it was kind of exciting. We blew it off that it's so loud there, it's hard to talk to somebody. So he wanted to get up real close to him to make sure he could make sure he could hear what he said."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ken Schrader