Charlotte: Ken Schrader preview

Ken Schrader will be making his fourth career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Lowes Motor Speedway on Friday night. Schrader has three previous NCTS starts at the 1.5 mile oval. The Quaker Steak and Lube 200 will mark Schrader's 73rd NCTS...

Ken Schrader will be making his fourth career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Lowes Motor Speedway on Friday night. Schrader has three previous NCTS starts at the 1.5 mile oval.

The Quaker Steak and Lube 200 will mark Schrader's 73rd NCTS start. In his previous 72 races Schrader has an average starting position of 14th and finishing 17th.

The veteran visited victory lane in 1989 in Charlotte winning his second of four Nextel Cup victories.

Schrader will pilot "Timmy" this weekend at Lowes. He drove this particular chassis at California and Atlanta this season and scored two top-15 finishes.

SCHRADER SET FOR LOWES MOTOR SPEEDWAY: "I think the entire BHR crew heads into Lowes this weekend with a renewed sense of confidence. The two day test at Charlotte went well last week. I think we really hit on a couple of things. A lot of times you don't find the miracle you are looking for during testing, but you do figure out what not to do. That can save a lot of time at the track during practice for the race. I wasn't able to test both days because of the cup race in Darlington, but it sounds like they picked up right where I left off. I think we are finding out the COT car is a lot like the truck. I practiced all day on Thursday in the truck and went to Darlington on Friday and was able to apply some of that knowledge to the cup car. That's just another reason why I love racing the Fastenal Dodge."

SCHRADER on the CHALLENGES of LMS: "The biggest challenge you face at Lowes is the time of the race versus the time of practice and qualifying. It seems you do everything leading up to the race in the heat of the day and then you take the green flag at sun down. It really makes the crew chiefs scratch their heads. You know going into the race you are going to be tight. Racing at night just makes you tighter. So, you prepare for that the best you can. You have to come to a compromise. I may have to qualify the truck a little looser than I normally would so it is good when the race starts. When you have been around this sport for as long as I have you just make the best of it."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
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