Martinsville Ken Schrader Preview

Martinsville has been a good track for the Skoal Bandit Racing team in the past. In their last three visits to Martinsville with Kenny at the wheel, they have three top-10 finishes in as many starts. Then, the Skoal Bandit Racing team...

Martinsville has been a good track for the Skoal Bandit Racing team in the past. In their last three visits to Martinsville with Kenny at the wheel, they have three top-10 finishes in as many starts. Then, the Skoal Bandit Racing team went to victory lane with Harry Gant in 1991 after he got wrecked and came back to win his fourth straight.

At the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville Speedway in April, Schrader qualified sixth, but rain postponed the event until Monday. When the event got under way on Monday, the No. 33 team knew that the car would be a little off since the rain washed all of the rubber away on Sunday. The No. 33 raced in the top 10 for the entire race and went on to finish 10th. That tenth-place finish advanced the Skoal Bandit Racing team three positions in the point standings.

In last weekend's MBNA Gold 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Ken Schrader and the Skoal Bandit Racing team were gaining positions on the track when they dropped a cylinder 200 laps into the event. Just a few laps later, the No. 33 lost another cylinder and was forced to retire to the garage, finishing 39th. It was only the second motor failure for the team in 58 starts. The Skoal Bandit Racing team will utilize "Sam Bass" this weekend. It is the same car that competed at both New Hampshire International Speedway events and at Richmond in June. In three starts, "Sam Bass" has one top-five and one top-10 finish. This race car was involved in an accident at NHIS in August after qualifying third. The Skoal Bandit Racing team rebuilt the car for the last short track race of the season.

KEN SCHRADER CUMULATIVE NASCAR WINSTON CUP RECORD 6th- Outside Starts Wins 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 10th Poles Poles $Won 417 4 9 15 22 14 97 20 15 11,615,488

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY CAREER RESULTS Year Event St Fin $ Won 1998 Goody's 500 6 10 41,500 1997 Goody's 500 26 10 30,945 Hanes 500 9 9 25,345 1996 Hanes 500 6 7 26,295 Hanes 500 16 30 16,050 1995 Hanes 500 13 6 27,295 Goody's 500 15 32 11,450 1994 Hanes 500 17 31 10,575 Goody's 500 14 6 18,775 1993 Hanes 500 13 18 11,530 Goody's 500 12 13 12,125 1992 Hanes 500 18 7 17,700 Goody's 500 28 13 14,240 1991 Hanes 500 3 23 6,525 Goody's 500 9 9 10,700 1990 Hanes 500 6 6 12,875 Goody's 500 4 27 10,150 1989 Pannill 500 5 7 10,700 Goody's 500 21 10 11,700 1988 Pannill 500 7 10 10,650 Goody's 500 19 4 13,500 1987 Sovran 500 20 7 8,280 Goody's 500 11 12 5,230 1986 Sovran 500 20 7 7,830 Goody's 500 20 7 7,830 1985 Sovran 500 22 16 4,845 Goody's 500 16 26 2,665

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ken Schrader , Harry Gant