SCHRADER SET TO PILOT No. 18 FASTENAL DODGE FOUR-TIME CUP WINNER PARTNERS WITH BHR AND FASTENAL FOR MAJORITY OF 2007 NCTS CAMPAGIN ORLANDO, FL -- December 7, 2006 -- NASCAR fan favorite Ken Schrader has been tabbed to drive the No. 18...
SCHRADER SET TO PILOT No. 18 FASTENAL DODGE
FOUR-TIME CUP WINNER PARTNERS WITH BHR AND FASTENAL FOR MAJORITY OF 2007 NCTS CAMPAGIN
ORLANDO, FL -- December 7, 2006 -- NASCAR fan favorite Ken Schrader has been tabbed to drive the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge for Bobby Hamilton Racing during the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season. Schrader will drive the BHR entry in the majority of NCTS events with a to-be-determined driver filling in when Schrader has NASCAR Nextel Cup responsibilities that prevent him from competing in NCTS races. Schrader and 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Bobby Hamilton have been both friends and competitors throughout their NASCAR careers and now they have joined forces to help re-establish BHR as a championship caliber NCTS team.
"I am thrilled to get the opportunity to drive the Fastenal Dodge," Schrader said. "Bobby Hamilton and I have been friends for a long time so to get the chance to work with him is just an ideal situation for me. BHR has always had some of the most competitive equipment in the series and I look forward to climbing into the seat and racing hard. Fastenal is a great company, I don't think there is a race team out there that doesn't use most of their products in some form or fashion and I can't wait to represent them proudly next year."
The Fastenal Company, is a Minnesota based industrial and construction supply company with more than 1,800 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Singapore and the Netherlands.
"We are really happy to be able to get a driver the caliber of Ken Schrader for the Fastenal Dodge," Hamilton said. 'We looked at a number of different drivers as a possibility for this job but Kenny was just a perfect fit for both BHR and Fastenal. He is a proven winner both on the track and off and he will provide us with great feedback that will help us win races and compete for championships in the future."
Schrader has four NASCAR Nextel Cup wins, two NASCAR Busch Series wins and one NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win to his credit. He has logged an amazing 283,398 miles in NASCAR Cup, Busch and Truck series events, that is equal to racing around the world 12 times or from New York to Los Angeles 94 times. In other words, Schrader has raced enough miles to go the moon and is now almost a fourth of the way back.
In 2007 the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will run 25 races on 22 separate racetracks across the United States. All of the NCTS events will be broadcast live nationally on the Speed Channel.