"Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks. It is just an incredible race track with a lot of room to pass anywhere on the track. I have had some good runs at Charlotte and even a win, so that makes the track even more special to me. ...
"Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks. It is just an incredible race track with a lot of room to pass anywhere on the track. I have had some good runs at Charlotte and even a win, so that makes the track even more special to me. We're going to run the same car that we raced in Michigan, which was a good car. But this time, I'm hoping that nothing spoils our chances at winning." -Ken Schrader, driver of Skoal Bandit Racing Chevrolet
"I think that the Skoal Bandit Racing team has as good a chance at winning this weekend as any other team," said team owner Andy Petree. "Kenny gets around Charlotte real good, but our team has let him down in the past couple of races. In the spring race at Charlotte, we had a great car but the pit crew left two lug nuts loose and Kenny was forced to come back in the pits and went one lap down right away. That mistake cost us a chance at the win and the $I million No-Bull 5 bonus money. The team has improved the pit stops -- we won't let him down this weekend."
In last year's UAW-GM 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Skoal Bandit Racing team had a decent car in the early stages of the event until the No. 33 was involved in an accident. The damage was minimal, but the No. 33 was forced to make several pit stops under yellow to repair the damage. The damage to the car hampered the aerodynamics and downforce of the car which caused it to be extremely loose in traffic. Schrader finished 15th.
The Skoal Bandit Racing team will utilize "Black Bart" this weekend. It is the same car that competed at both Michigan Speedway events, California Speedway, Darlington Raceway spring event and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.