SUPERSPEEDWAY SUCCESS: Ken Schrader will make his final start of 2010 for Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Although this will be his first Truck Series start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Schrader is no ...
SUPERSPEEDWAY SUCCESS: Ken Schrader will make his final start of 2010 for Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Although this will be his first Truck Series start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Schrader is no stranger to success at Talladega. He visited victory lane for the first time in his NASCAR career in the fall of 1988 in the Sprint Cup Series, and earned two consecutive Cup Series poles at the superspeedway in the fall of 1998 and spring of 1999. Schrader also has one Nationwide Series win (1994) and one pole (1999) at Talladega.
GOING HOME: Two KHI employees call the state of Alabama home. Randy Armstrong, interior specialist for the No. 2 truck hails from Mobile, while Tyler Patterson, manager of Happy's e-Shop [KHI retail store and website], is originally from Huntsville. Armstrong, 24, began his racing career wrenching at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway, while Patterson, 27, got his start as a public relations intern at Talladega Superspeedway.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Ken Schrader
What are your thoughts going into this weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway?
"It's always fun to go to Talladega when you've got really good equipment, and I know that Kevin [Harvick] will have really good stuff down there. I remember that in Daytona earlier this season everybody kept trying to bump draft everybody from the first lap and kept crashing. Hopefully everybody will remember what happened there. We can all crash at the end when it's time to, we don't need to be doing that stuff right off the bat."
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: After demonstrating his truck's strength in practice and qualifying and leading 35 laps, Kevin Harvick experienced brake issues while leading early in the race, then made contact with multiple trucks, which ruined his chances of winning his fourth Truck Series race of the season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 041 this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Chassis No. 041 ran most recently in the 2010 season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway where Elliott Sadler started second but finished a disappointing 20th following a multi-truck accident early in the race.