Ken Schrader Atlanta Preview

KEN SCHRADER ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY SCHRADER’S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE CRACKER BARREL 500: “Atlanta has been a pretty good track for me in the past, so I am looking forward to the race this weekend,” said Schrader. “After a decent run...

KEN SCHRADER ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

SCHRADER’S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE CRACKER BARREL 500: “Atlanta has been a pretty good track for me in the past, so I am looking forward to the race this weekend,” said Schrader. “After a decent run in last fall’s race [finished seventh], I am ready to get back to a track where the Skoal Racing team has a good race set-up. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a track where we had struggled in the past, but we had a good car and a good run last November so I think we made significant gains there.

“I am real disappointed with how the Skoal Racing team ran at Las Vegas last weekend. We thought we would be better than last year, but obviously we have some work to do at that track.”

CREW CHIEF SHOP TALK:

“We are basically bringing the same car that Kenny ran at Atlanta last fall,” said Sam Johns. “We took this car to the wind tunnel and found areas that could be improved as far as aerodynamics are concerned. We worked cut off the fenders, the sides and the quarter panels to improve the aerodynamics of the car. The only sheet metal we didn’t touch on the car was the roof, hood and deck lid.

“The No. 55 team tested in Atlanta and we will take some of the data they learned and apply it to the No. 33 Skoal Racing team. Mostly, we will try the shock and spring combinations that they tried on the car during testing.”

SKOAL RACING TEAM NEWS: After departing from Las Vegas Sunday night, the Schraders and the Petrees spent two days in Yellowstone National Park snowmobiling.

“We had an awesome time, it was unbelievable,” said Schrader. “Even though Andy and Patty had never been before, they caught on quick and really had a great time. It might turn into an annual event.”

KEN SCHRADER ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY CAREER RESULTS

Year Event St Fin $ Won                 Event              St Fin $ Won
1998 Primestar 500  37 17 35,135         NAPA 500          13  7 49,280
1997 Primestar 500  35 25 20,165         NAPA 500          13 20 33,685
1996 Purolator 500  30 6  28,500         NAPA 500          39 30 23,305
1995 Purolator 500  29 27 17,575         NAPA 500          32 42 12,500
1994 Purolator 500  24 16 17,270         Hooter’s 500          38 11 18,375
1993 Motorcraft 500 10 29 12,240         Hooter’s 500          21 27 9,955
1992 Motorcraft 500  5 41 13,975         Hooter’s 500          23 36 12,985
1991 Motorcraft 500  5 1  69,250        Hardee’s 500           13 375,945
1990 Motorcraft 500 14 4  22,900         Atl Journal 500  14 11 11,750
1989 Motorcraft 500 21 15 13,455         Atl Journal 500   2 4  18,875
1988 Motorcraft 500  9 8  16,950         Atl Journal 500   7 6  12,350
1987 Motorcraft 500  4 29 5,130         Atl Journal 500   9 35 4,090
1986 Motorcraft 500 24 21 7,580         Atl Journal 500  19 17 7,050
1985 Coca-Cola  500 36 17 6,090         Atl Journal 500  26 15 6,560
1984                                         Atl Journal 500  23 27 3,760

Starts Wins Top 5's Top 10's Poles Earnings Spring 14 1 2 4 0 286,215 Fall 15 0 1 3 0 230,465 TOTAL 29 1 3 7 0 516,680

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ken Schrader