On the Road Again: Ken Schrader's "Gotta Race"

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: KEN SCHRADER'S "GOTTA RACE" Veteran driver's schedule includes five races in four days in three states DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2006) -- If it has gas, four tires and faces a green flag, Ken Schrader will hop in the ...

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: KEN SCHRADER'S "GOTTA RACE"
Veteran driver's schedule includes five races in four days in three states

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2006) -- If it has gas, four tires and faces a green flag, Ken Schrader will hop in the cockpit and drive it. The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series' oldest -- and some say funniest -- competitor just can't resist racing. In fact, it's the title of his autobiography, "Gotta Race," which he spent the Easter off-weekend signing between events at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway and the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo.

Schrader, 50, will take a three-state tour this weekend, participating in all three NASCAR-sanctioned events at Phoenix before taking on two local-track races in Indiana and Illinois.

First Stop: Thursday's NASCAR Grand National West Series' Casino Arizona 150. Schrader will drive his own entry in the 150-lap event that begins at 8 p.m. ET.

Second Stop: Friday's NASCAR Busch Series' Bashas' Supermarkets 200. Schrader will drive Brewco Motorsports' No. 66 Yardman Ford in the 200-lap event that begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Third Stop: Saturday's Subway Fresh 500. Schrader will drive Wood Brothers Racing's No. 21 Little Debbie Ford in the 312-lap event that begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Fourth Stop: The Sunday afternoon ARCA event at Salem Speedway in Salem, Ind.

Fifth Stop: Sunday evening's dirt late-model event at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill.

Schrader's 2006 race totals to date
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series -- 7
NASCAR Busch Series -- 4
Budweiser Shootout -- 1
Copper World -- 2
Short track (dirt, late-model, etc.) -- 12

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Series NASCAR Cup
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