Purolator PureONE and the Ken Schrader Racing team along with driver Mike Wallace will return to Nashville Speedway USA with determination to not repeat the results of last year, but to pack another top-10 finish under their belts. The team is...
Purolator PureONE and the Ken Schrader Racing team along with driver Mike Wallace will return to Nashville Speedway USA with determination to not repeat the results of last year, but to pack another top-10 finish under their belts. The team is pleased with their performance at Flemington Speedway last week. The team had to take their first provisional of the season and ended up finishing 10th. The team previously had taken only one other provisional with driver Mike Wallace in Louisville in 1997, they finished 10th at that race also.
The Purolator PureONE Chevrolet race team has only limited experience at Nashville Speedway USA. The team along with driver Mike Wallace traveled to Nashville in 1997 for their first attempt together at the track. It was also the first time Ken Schrader Racing had been to the track with a truck. The team racked up 30 laps of experience before they had engine problems and were done for the day. "This is a new year," said Wallace. "Our team gets along great and we all know what to expect from each other. Last week we had trouble getting the truck where I wanted in practice, but when it came time to race we moved right to the front. That foresight and experience with setups is one of this teams many qualities. I really want to put this No. 52 in victory lane for everyone."
This weekend, the Purolator PureONE No. 52 Chevrolet race team will roll out the truck that they have previously raced this season in Monroe, Wash., Bristol, Tenn. and Indianapolis, Ind., collecting two top-five finishes and running second at IRP when they had engine failure.
"This is the truck to take to Nashville," said crew chief Tim Kohuth. "The team and I discussed what to bring here and there was no doubt in anyone's mind what truck to bring. We know this truck can get around a short track like nobody's business. Besides Billy (Fusco) wants to win the guitar so he can learn how to play, so that's our goal."