BUSCH: Ken Schrader Busch Series Daytona Notes

SCHRADER DOUBLES HIS CHANCES OF FINDING VICTORY LANE Schrader's Strategy Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, will double his chances of finding victory lane at Daytona. He will run the Busch...

SCHRADER DOUBLES HIS CHANCES OF FINDING VICTORY LANE

Schrader's Strategy Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, will double his chances of finding victory lane at Daytona. He will run the Busch car on Saturday, February 13, and the No. 33 Skoal Racing Chevrolet on Sunday, February 14.

"Running in the Busch Series and Winston Cup Series has definitely helped both programs," said Schrader. "We are able to gather good information with more on-track time."

Schrader's Scrapbook Schrader has eight starts in the NASCAR Busch Series at Daytona. He has one pole (1993), four top-10 and two top-five finishes, including a second-place finish in 1993.

Schrader's Sponsor Oakwood Homes returns as primary sponsor of the No. 15 Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet for 14 Busch races and one Winston West race.

Schrader's Superspeedway Success Schrader has had a lot of success at Daytona including a fourth-place finish in the Daytona 500 in 1998. This accomplishment was especially significant since Schrader suffered injuries in the 125-mile qualifying race. Schrader also finished ninth in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona in October and claimed the Winston Cup pole later that year at Talladega. Schrader claimed the pole for the Daytona 500 three years in a row (1988, 1989, 1990). Schrader's last Busch Series win came at Talladega, Ala., in 1994.

Schrader's Season The season looks bright for the Oakwood Homes Team. With an increased schedule and a new crew chief, they are looking forward to a great season. Chris Carrier joined the team as crew chief. He won over 25 Busch Series races with Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt and Morgan Shepard. As crew chief with Gant, Carrier finished second at this race in 1991.

Schrader's Statements On Daytona ... "Daytona started off pretty bad for us last year," said Schrader. "But, it ended well. It was unfortunate I could not run the Busch Series race because of injuries because Daytona is typically a good track for me. I haven't run a Busch Series race there since 1995, so I am really looking forward to it. We had a fairly successful test session, and I think we have as good an opportunity to find victory lane here as anyone."

On 1999 season ... "Of course our goal in 1999 is to win races for Oakwood Homes," added Schrader. "We have an even better chance to do that this year because we will be increasing our Busch Series schedule to 14 races."

Schrader's Session The Oakwood Homes team tested at Daytona January 16-17 and posted the 10th quickest time.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Ken Schrader , Andy Petree , Harry Gant , Chris Carr