Ken Schrader Daytona Notes and Quotes

Ken Schrader Notes & Quotes "M&M's" Racing Team Daytona International Speedway Ken Schrader Said... "The new shock rule is a good change. It is going to make the entire two weeks at Daytona much easier on everyone, especially the drivers.

Ken Schrader Notes & Quotes "M&M's" Racing Team Daytona International Speedway

Ken Schrader Said...

"The new shock rule is a good change. It is going to make the entire two weeks at Daytona much easier on everyone, especially the drivers. The difference in how the "M&M's" Pontiac Grand Prix rides is pretty significant. Also, this change is across the board, so it pretty much puts everyone on the same playing field this weekend as far as shocks go. It allows us a little more time to focus on aerodynamics and engine power because the shocks are one less thing we have to contend with."

"I'm enjoying a long career in Winston Cup and I'm happy to be starting my 16th full year in the sport with the "M&M's" Racing Team. This team thinks we have a great opportunity to win. Sammy and I already have a strong relationship and I've known the guys on the "M&M's" Team for several years. I think we all see the opportunities ahead of us and we want to take advantage of them. The first goal is winning the pole position for the Daytona 500. I've done it three times before and I'm ready to do it again."

Ken Schrader's Stats... * In 15 years of full-time Winston Cup competition, "M&M's" Racing Team driver Ken Schrader has not missed a race. Schrader competed in his first full season of Winston Cup racing in 1985 and he's made the field for every race since. His 15-year starting streak equals 453 consecutive starts.

* Schrader, who has 23 career pole positions to his credit, makes his ninth start in the Bud Shootout on February 13. Schrader earned a spot in the all-star event by winning the pole position at Talladega Superspeedway in October of 1999. In his previous eight starts, Schrader has six top fives including a second-place effort in 1999.

* Schrader has two Bud Shootout victories (formerly the Busch Clash) in his career. Schrader took the checkered flag in 1989 and 1990. The "M&M's" driver also has two wins in the Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races (1987, 1989).

* Schrader is tied with Bill Elliott for winning the most consecutive pole positions for the Daytona 500. Schrader led the Daytona 500 field to the green flag in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

* With more than $1.9 million in earnings at Daytona International Speedway alone, Schrader should easily top the $2 million mark in earnings at the track with his efforts during Speedweeks 2000.

Ken Schrader At Daytona International Speedway

Year    Race            St      Fin     Earnings        Race            St      Fin     Earnings
1999    Daytona 500     7       6       $240,731        Pepsi 400       36      20      $48,445
1998    Daytona 500     31      4       312,780         Pepsi 400       16      9       48,675
1997    Daytona 500     10      33      73,379          Pepsi 400       1415    30,455
1996    Daytona 500     4       3       169,547         Pepsi 400       26      6       36,075
1995    Daytona 500     9       9       70,140          Pepsi 400       38      23      19,635
1994    Daytona 500     13      10      72,565          Pepsi 400       41      3       37,125
1993    Daytona 500     7       8       93,025          Pepsi 400       11      6       22,625
1992    Daytona 500     15      37      30,500          Pepsi 400       22      4       27,450
1991    Daytona 500     24      31      40,830          Pepsi 400       6       3       31,400
1990    Daytona 500     1       40      129,900         Pepsi 400       6       3       31,400
1989    Daytona 500     1       2       182,400         Pepsi 400       5       36      10,555
1988    Daytona 500     1       6       72,215          Pepsi 400       4       8       16,435
1987    Daytona 500     3       7       68,545          Pepsi 400       3       7       15,850
1986    Daytona 500     41      33      11,300          Pepsi 400       38      12      9,845
1985    Daytona 500     24      11      25,980          Pepsi 400       21      21      6,915

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Earnings

        Spring  15      0       3       9       3       $1,593,837
        Fall    15      0       4       9       0       $403,660
        Totals: 30      0       7       18      3       $1,997,497

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Ken Schrader