BUSCH: Ken Schrader Charlotte Preview

On Monday, May 17, Schrader tested the Oakwood Homes Chevrolet at Lowe's Motor Speedway, clocking the second fastest time. "We came off the truck running a 30.90," said crew chief Chris Carrier. "We stayed on those same tires the whole day and...

On Monday, May 17, Schrader tested the Oakwood Homes Chevrolet at Lowe's Motor Speedway, clocking the second fastest time. "We came off the truck running a 30.90," said crew chief Chris Carrier. "We stayed on those same tires the whole day and never made a bonsai run again. The test answered a lot of questions for us, and we had the opportunity to experiment with shocks. We have a good motor, so we think we'll be pretty good." The car the team will utilize at Charlotte is the same car they ran at Atlanta earlier this year. They were running 11th when they were involved in an accident and forced to retire from the race. The car also ran at Charlotte last October before engine problems forced them to retire early. Schrader will make his 18th start in the Busch Series at Charlotte this weekend. He has five top-five and six top-10 finishes in his 17 previous starts. "I feel pretty good about our chances at Charlotte," said Schrader. "We were having a good run here last year when we had engine troubles. Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks. It offers a lot of room to pass anywhere on the track. I have had several good runs there and even a Winston Cup win. I was real happy with the Busch Series test, so we look forward to having a good finish." On Friday, June 4, Ken Schrader's wife Ann and daughter Dorothy will leave for a two-week educational tour of Europe. They will travel with 40 other people, including some friends and family. "The tour starts in Germany," said Ann. "We will visit France, London, Austria and some other places. I have never been to Europe so we figured we would do the tourist thing. I didn't miss any races last year, so the only downfall is that I will miss Dover and Michigan."

Ken Schrader will celebrate his 44th birthday by driving the Oakwood Homes Chevrolet in the Busch Series race Saturday. He was born in Fenton, Mo. on May 29, 1955.

KEN SCHRADER NASCAR BUSCH SERIES LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY RESULTS

YEAR                START        FINISH        LC/TL        $WON        STATUS
 1998 Spring        28      38            122/200 $5,805           Engine        
 1995 Fall        35        29            143/200        $4,000                Engine        
 1995 Spring        33        5        200/200 $11,925                Running
 1994 Fall             36        42         19/200        $3,445                Accident        
 1994 Spring        35        26        147/200        $2,350                Engine        
 1993 Fall        28        20        177/200        $3,688                Overheating        
 1993 Spring        3        4        200/200 $13,150                Running        
 1992 Fall        4        5        200/200 $12,325                Running        
 1992 Spring        13        12        199/200        $3,369                Running        
 1991 Fall        21        2        200/200 $31,500                   Running        
 1991 Spring        31        28        138/200        $1,560                    Engine        
 1990 Fall        38        10        200/200        $6,195                   Running        
 1990 Spring        9        24        186/200        $1,020                   Accident        
 1989 Fall        5        32         75/200        $1,290                    Engine        
 1989 Spring        11        41         23/200 $855                    Engine
 1988 Fall        7        4        200/200 $33,450                   Running        
 1988 Spring        15        17        197/200        $1,716                   Running        

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ken Schrader , Chris Carr