Ken Schrader Bristol Preview

SCHRADER’S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE FOOD CITY 500: “I am sure glad we are heading back to bull ring racing,” said Schrader. “The short tracks put the outcome of the race back in the driver’s hands. As far as short tracks go, Bristol is...

SCHRADER’S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE FOOD CITY 500: “I am sure glad we are heading back to bull ring racing,” said Schrader. “The short tracks put the outcome of the race back in the driver’s hands. As far as short tracks go, Bristol is my favorite. Because the banking is so high, you’re traveling at faster speeds than other short tracks. Also, brakes aren’t as much of a factor at Bristol because the high banks carry you through the turns so you don’t have to use your brakes a lot, unlike the flatter short tracks of Martinsville and Richmond.”

CREW CHIEF SHOP TALK: “The Skoal Racing team’s short track program is very stable,” said Sam Johns. “Schrader grew up racing on the short tracks of the Midwest, so he is very comfortable racing on tracks like Bristol. A half-mile oval doesn’t give anybody the ability to get away from other cars, so there is a bigger chance of getting caught up in a wreck.

SKOAL RACING TEAM NEWS: Schrader tested at Bristol Motor Speedway last week with the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Monte Carlo.

“The track is much faster than it was last year,” said Schrader. “We ran speeds in excess of last year’s pole position. The test was beneficial for both teams. We were real satisfied with the results of the Busch test. We learned some information about the shocks for the Skoal Racing Monte Carlo.

Schrader was in the St. Louis, Mo., area on his weekend off. He was on hand at his dirt track, I-55 Speedway, in Pevely, Mo., for opening weekend.

KEN SCHRADER CUMULATIVE NASCAR WINSTON CUP RECORD Outside Starts Wins 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th-10th Poles Poles Earnings 430 4 9 15 22 14 100 22 15 $12,553,219

Year Event Start Finish Earnings Event Start Finish Earnings 1998 Food City 500 13 6 43,270 Goody’s 500 13 14 34,315 1997 Food City 500 16 12 25,390 Goody’s 500 6 6 29,455 1996 Food City 500 28 29 20,160 Goody’s 500 10 13 27,565 1995 Food City 500 27 26 18,530 Goody’s 500 25 14 20,815 1994 Food City 500 22 2 40,445 Goody’s 500 31 19 14,775 1993 Food City 500 7 34 10,970 Bud 500 26 24 12,575 1992 Food City 500 8 3 29,410 Bud 500 6 3 28,350 1991 Valleydale 500 14 29 6,220 Bud 500 27 3 22,950 1990 Valleydale 500 17 6 11,675 Busch 500 19 12 9,825 1989 Valleydale 500 17 32 7,650 Busch 500 4 23 7,295 1988 Valleydale 500 6 10 9,600 Busch 500 9 21 6,835 1987 Valleydale 500 7 17 3,660 Busch 500 3 27 3,455 1986 Valleydale 500 20 13 5,130 Busch 500 27 28 4,680 1985 Valleydale 500 16 10 5,750 Busch 500 22 19 3,730

        Starts        Wins        Top 5        Top 10        Poles        Earnings
Spring        14        0        2        6        0        237,860
Fall        14        0        2        3        0        226,620
Total        28        0        4        9        0        464,480

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Drivers Ken Schrader