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"This weekend's race is real important for the Skoal Bandit Racing team. We're close to the top 10 in driver points and if we can have a good solid run this weekend we'll be able to gain on John Andretti (10th) and Bobby...

"This weekend's race is real important for the Skoal Bandit Racing team. We're close to the top 10 in driver points and if we can have a good solid run this weekend we'll be able to gain on John Andretti (10th) and Bobby Hamilton (11th). Our main goal is to win the race, but we are also concentrating on the points battle since there are only two races left this season." --Ken Schrader, driver of the Skoal Bandit Racing Chevrolet

KEN SCHRADER NOTES AND QUOTES NORTH CAROLINA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Schrader and the Skoal Bandit Racing Chevrolet captured the Bud Pole Award in last week's Dura Lube 500, and led for the first 53 laps of the event until eventual race winner Rusty Wallace passed him for the lead. Schrader remained in the top 10 until he pitted for tires and a chassis adjustment and returned to the field in 23rd position, knowing they could regain most of the positions they lost when the remainder of the field pitted. Unfortunately, five laps later the caution came out which allowed the leaders to pit and stay on the lead lap. The red flag was displayed on lap 257 for rain and the race was eventually canceled. Schrader finished 22nd and trails 10th place in driver points by 141 points.

"We struggled in last year's race, but I think we corrected the problem by transforming the car we ran there into a show car," said Schrader. In 27 Winston Cup starts at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Schrader has one pole position, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. The Skoal Bandit Racing team will use "Jonnie Ringo," the same car they ran at Atlanta, The Winston at Charlotte and the Southern 500 at Darlington.

Schrader will pull double duty this weekend driving the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet in the Stihl 300 on Saturday. In 11 starts, Schrader has one top-five and four top-10 finishes in the Busch Series at North Carolina Motor Speedway. CUMULATIVE NASCAR WINSTON CUP RECORD 6th- Outside Starts Wins 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 10th Poles Poles $Won 422 4 9 15 22 14 98 22 15 11,799,433

NORTH CAROLINA MOTOR SPEEDWAY CAREER RESULTS

Year Event St Fin $ Won Event St Fin $ Won

1998 Goodwrench 400 31 23 28,850 1997 Goodwrench 400 6 18 24,800 AC Delco 400 38 30 21,675 1996 Goodwrench 500 20 29 17,065 AC Delco 400 31 23 21,125 1995 Goodwrench 500 5 39 17,205 AC Delco 400 24 33 14,200 1994 Goodwrench 500 13 9 18,935 AC Delco 500 24 32 13,300 1993 Goodwrench 500 13 24 12,335 AC Delco 500 2 8 17,900 1992 Goodwrench 500 9 5 21,650 AC Delco 500 17 32 22,000 1991 Goodwrench 500 2 2 34,575 AC Delco 500 6 5 17,325 1990 Goodwrench 500 6 3 24,575 AC Delco 500 1 5 26,025 1989 Goodwrench 500 3 25 9,925 AC Delco 500 9 4 16,725 1988 Goodwrench 500 5 10 12,785 AC Delco 500 21 11 11,020 1987 Goodwrench 500 3 10 10,035 AC Delco 500 16 14 7,220 1986 Goodwrench 500 8 22 6,765 Nationwise 500 23 14 8,015 1985 Goodwrench 500 16 40 2,605 Nationwise 500 22 19 4,845

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Bobby Hamilton , Rusty Wallace , Ken Schrader