St. Louis, Mo (July 28)â€” Winston Cup veteran Ken Schrader will make his first NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) start of the 2000 season this Saturday in St. Louis. Schrader, a native of nearby Fenton, Missouri, will pilot the No. 88 entry for Team...
St. Louis, Mo (July 28)— Winston Cup veteran Ken Schrader will make his first NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) start of the 2000 season this Saturday in St. Louis.
Schrader, a native of nearby Fenton, Missouri, will pilot the No. 88 entry for Team Amick Motorsports in the July 29 CarQuest Auto Parts 250 at Gateway International Raceway.
Schrader’s car will be the second entry from the Team Amick camp in Saturday night’s event. Lyndon Amick, who is competing in the entire 32-race NBS schedule, will drive the team’s No. 35 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
The No. 88 will carry an identical paint scheme to the one adorning Amick’s No. 35, with sponsorship from POWERTEL, Mitsubishi Wireless Phones and SCANA Corporation.
The Gateway event is the first time that Team Amick has fielded a two-car effort this year. Amick says the decision to put Schrader in the team’s equipment for one race is a continuance of the informal partnership that began this year between Ken Schrader Racing and Team Amick Motorsports.
“Ken’s been letting me race in his equipment all year to let me get more driving experience,” said Amick. “It’s about time we turned the tables and let him use our stuff. I know how much he loves racing in the Midwest, and especially in Missouri, so it’s an honor to let him use our equipment to do that.”
Amick has driven in three races for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) this season, including a third-place qualifying effort in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season-opener in Daytona.
In May, the combination of Schrader’s equipment and Amick’s driving captured a win in the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Offering Schrader the use of the No. 88 car to race in front of his hometown crowd is just a small way of expressing Team Amick’s gratitude, according to Amick.
“Ken and his entire race team have been such a pleasure to work with this year, we wanted to let them know how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us,” Amick said. “Wally Brown (the crew chief at KSR) and all the guys at Ken’s shop have treated me with nothing but respect, and they gave me my first ARCA win. I feel like I owe them a lot.”
The members of Ken Schrader Racing will be on hand for Saturday’s race, and not just as spectators. While Schrader will be using a Team Amick motor and chassis this weekend, he’ll call on crewmen from his race shop to work on the car during practice, and to pit the car on Saturday evening.
Amick will get a chance to work with Schrader’s guys again in the very near future. Amick will drive the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing Chevy Silverado, with sponsorship from Penda Bedliners, in the August 3 Powerstroke 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Ken Schrader Racing will also field entries for Amick in three more ARCA races this season, at Charlotte, Talladega and Atlanta.
The CarQuest Auto Parts 250 will air live this Saturday, July 29, at 9 p.m. ET on The Nashville Network (TNN).