BUSCH: Ken Schrader Gateway Preview

KEN SCHRADER NASCAR BUSCH SERIES GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY NOTES SCHRADER RETURNS HOME TO ST. LOUIS FOR NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT GATEWAY Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet, will compete for the first time at...

KEN SCHRADER NASCAR BUSCH SERIES GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY NOTES

SCHRADER RETURNS HOME TO ST. LOUIS FOR NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT GATEWAY Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet, will compete for the first time at Gateway International Raceway on July 31 for the NASCAR Busch Series race. "I am really looking forward to going home," said Schrader. "My career started in St. Louis, and there is nothing like going back home to race. My mom still lives there and we promote I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. We were supposed to run the Oakwood Homes car at Gateway last year, but we had to cancel our trip because of the postponement of the Pepsi 400 at Daytona." 100TH BUSCH SERIES START Ken Schrader will make his 100th NASCAR Busch Series start at Gateway. Schrader made his Busch Series debut more than a decade ago, but because of his Winston Cup involvement, his participation in the series has been limited.

OAKWOOD HOMES TEAM TESTS AT GATEWAY IN ST. LOUIS Although Schrader has competed at tracks in the St. Louis, Mo., area since the day after his 16th birthday, this will be his first time competing at Gateway International Raceway. The Oakwood Homes team tested at Gateway following the Busch race at Milwaukee. It marked the first time Schrader ran at the 1.25-mile oval. "The test went really good," said Schrader. "Turns one and two are pretty tricky and you have to be real careful. Turns three and four are like most of the other tracks we compete on. Entering turn one feels like a road course because you have a long straightaway and then you almost have to stop to make the turn. It's a bit of a challenge." "We were originally building a new car to take for the race," said Chris Carrier, crew chief of the Oakwood Homes Chevrolet. "Schrader said the car we tested with was just fine. It is the same car we finished sixth with at Richmond."

Ken Schrader competed in his first race on May 30, 1971, the day after his sixteenth birthday at Lakeville Speedway in Valley Park, Mo. It was a hobby division race and he went on to win the championship that year.

KEN SCHRADER CAREER NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RESULTS

STARTS POLES WINS TOP FIVES TOP 10s $ WON 99 4 2 18 37 $571,202

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