Ken Schrader Daytona preview

Schrader's Thoughts On The 2001 Season... "We are anxious to get started this year. Our Daytona test went really good and we learned a lot about the two cars and know where to improve. An added bonus this year will be the No. 10 car and Johnny ...

Schrader's Thoughts On The 2001 Season... "We are anxious to get started this year. Our Daytona test went really good and we learned a lot about the two cars and know where to improve. An added bonus this year will be the No. 10 car and Johnny Benson to help us along and to share information. We finished ninth at Daytona last year and Johnny had a great run, so we've got a lot to be optimistic about."

Schrader's Daytona Highlights... * Embarking on his 17th full season of Winston Cup competition, "M&M's"® Racing Team driver Ken Schrader is always happy to start the season at Daytona International Speedway. He has celebrated in victory lane four times in Daytona Beach, but looks for 2001 to be his first points win at the 2.5-mile track. The Missouri native won what is now the Bud Shootout in both 1989 and 1990. Schrader also won his Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying race in 1987 and 1989.

* Schrader makes his 10th career start in the Bud Shootout to kick off the season. Although Schrader has 23 career pole positions to his credit, he earned his way into the 2001 Bud Shootout by virtue of being a past winner of the all-star event (1989-90).

* "M&M's"® Brand Chocolate Candies begins its search for 'THE MOST COLORFUL FAN(tm)' of NASCAR® at the Daytona 500. Each week "M&M's"® photographers will comb the stands in search of NASCAR fans supporting their favorite drivers and teams...but in a very colorful way. Twelve contestants each week will be posted on the web site www.colorfulfan.com to be voted on by visitors to the site. The nine-month promotion will award nine colorful fans and nine on-line voters trips for four to Las Vegas for the Winston Cup race in 2002.

<pre> Ken Schrader At Daytona International Speedway Year Race St Fin Earnings Race St Fin Earnings 2000 Daytona 500 23 9 $143,875 Pepsi 400 14 23 $40,970 1999 Daytona 500 7 6 240,731 Pepsi 400 30 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 14 15 30,455 1996 Daytona 500 4 3 169,547 Pepsi 400 8 8 31,660 1995 Daytona 500 9 9 70,140 Pepsi 400 26 6 36,075 1994 Daytona 500 13 10 72,565 Pepsi 400 6 5 30,150 1993 Daytona 500 7 8 93,025 Pepsi 400 41 3 37,125 1992 Daytona 500 15 37 30,500 Pepsi 400 11 6 22,625 1991 Daytona 500 24 31 40,830 Pepsi 400 22 4 27,450 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: 16 0 3 10 3 $1,737,712 Fall: 16 0 4 10 0 $444,630 Totals: 32 0 7 20 3 $2,182,342

-MMR

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ken Schrader , Johnny Benson