PHOENIX, Ariz. - Ken Schrader recovered from a late race scramble to win the United Rentals 150 race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. It marked the second consecutive victory for Schrader in the NASCAR Grand National ...
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Ken Schrader recovered from a late race scramble to win the United Rentals 150 race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
It marked the second consecutive victory for Schrader in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series season opener at the one-mile track.
Schrader, a regular in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, started 19th in a field of 30 cars and quickly charged to the front. He settled into a comfortable lead just past the midway point, but saw it vanish when the caution flag flew with 100 laps complete. Although he slipped to third while Austin Cameron and Clint Bowyer battled for the top spot, Schrader was able to move back out front for good by lap 116.
Cameron finished second, followed by Matt Kobyluck in third. Fourth was Mike David, followed by Jim Inglebright in fifth.
Time of race: 1 hour 31 minutes 10 seconds
Margin of victory: 7.997 seconds
Caution flags: 5 for 24 (16-19, 37-40, 79-85, 103-106, 109-113)
Lap leaders: Scott Lynch-grid, Mike Duncan 1, Scott Lynch 2-3, Austin Cameron 4-57, Ken Schrader 58, Cameron 59-61, Schrader 62-80, Mike David 81-85, Schrader 86-107, Cameron 108-113, Clint Bowyer 114-115, Schrader 116-150.
There were 11 lead changes among 6 drivers.
NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Championship Standings: 1. Ken Schrader 180, 2. Austin Cameron 180, 3. Matt Kobyluck 165, 4. Mike David 165, 5. Jim Inglebright 155, 6. Tim Woods III 150, 7. Scott Gaylord 146, 8. Clint Bowyer 142, 9. Mike Duncan 139, 10. Brandon Ash 138.