WCUP: Ken Schrader - Talladega Notes

22 April 1999

KEN SCHRADER
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY


SCHRADER’S THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THE DIEHARD 500:
"Restrictor plate races pose certain challenges for the driver," said
Schrader.  "You race flat-footed around the entire track, but you’re always
in a pack of cars.  That is the first challenge because you have no room to
slip up like you do on the short tracks.  You give the slightest tap at
these tracks and you’re going to cause a 20-car pile up.

"Talladega has been pretty good to me in the past.  My first Winston Cup win
came here in 1988, so of course it is one of my favorite tracks.  I like
running the fast speeds that Talladega produces, but I am always wary of
running side-by-side with a pack of cars at almost 200 mph.  You have to be
if you want to finish this race."

CREW CHIEF SHOP TALK:
"Talladega has been a good track for the Skoal Racing team," said Sam Johns.
"The team has improved on their qualifying performance each time they’ve
returned to Talladega.  The team captured the pole position at last fall’s
race.  Now, if we can only get our finishes to match the qualifying
performance.  I’m certainly optimistic for a solid run after testing here
last week."

SKOAL RACING TEAM NEWS:
The Skoal Racing team will race the same car that sat on the pole at
Talladega Superspeedway last year and finished sixth in this year’s Daytona
500.

Schrader will compete in the Touchstone Energy 300 Busch Series event on
Saturday in the No. 15 Oakwood Homes Monte Carlo.


KEN SCHRADER
CUMULATIVE NASCAR WINSTON CUP RECORD
					          Outside
Starts Wins  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th-10th  Poles   Poles   Earnings
432	4     9	   15   22   14    101	      22    15	   $12,634,309


-more-TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY CAREER RESULTS
Year	Event	      Start	Finish Earnings Event	      Start	Finish	Earnings
1998	DieHard 500	4	29	33,835	Winston 500	1	24	43,165
1997	Winston 500	6	12	30,215	DieHard 500	14	4	53,715
1996	Winston 500	17	20	25,730	DieHard 500	26	26	23,060
1995	Winston 500	20	40	15,990	DieHard 500	4	32	20,120
1994	Winston 500	7	5	33,540	DieHard 500	4	4	33,530
1993	Winston 500	8	21	13,810	DieHard 500	28	32	12,630
1992	Winston 500	35	23	15,670	DieHard 500	26	9	18,960
1991	Winston 500	18	7	19,150	DieHard 500	25	40	7,150
1990	Winston 500	2	28	13,735	DieHard 500	24	16	13,500
1989	Winston 500	21	6	24,625	DieHard 500	3	4	28,400
1988	Winston 500	6	5	27,165	DieHard 500*	7	1	67,920
1987	Winston 500	15	8	17,050	DieHard 500	26	18	7,910
1986	Winston 500	33	26	5,785	Talladega 500	35	31	7,010
1985	Winston 500	21	20	6,645	Talladega 500	18	11	9,945
*First NASCAR Winston Cup Victory

	Starts	Wins  Top 5   Top 10  Poles	Earnings
Spring	14	0	2	5	0	282,945
Fall	14	1	4	5	1	347,015
Total	28	1	6	10	1	629,960

1999 NASCAR WINSTON CUP PERFORMANCE
DATE	EVENT/LOCATION	                ST	FIN	LC/TL	STATUS	EARNINGS PTS.
2/14	Daytona 500/Daytona Beach, Fla.	7	6	200/200	Running	186,731    7
2/21	Dura Lube 400/Rockingham, N.C.	12	11	392/393	Running	46,325	   3
3/7	Las Vegas 400/Las Vegas, Nev.	16	18	266/267	Running	70,740	   7
3/14	Cracker Barrel 500/Atlanta, Ga.	38	26	322/325	Running	33,630	  12
3/21	TranSouth 500/Darlington,S.C.	25	43	 75/164	Running	30,416 	  17
3/28	Primestar 500/Ft. Worth, Tex.	7	17	333/334	Running	75,900	  17
4/11	Food City 500/Bristol, Tenn.	20	20	498/500	Running	40,440	  17
4/18	Goody’s 500/Martinsville, Va.	6	9	500/500	Running	40,650	  16
4/25	DieHard 500/Talladega, Ala.
5/2	California 500/Fontana, Calif.
5/15	Pontiac 400/Richmond, Va.
5/30	Coca-Cola 600/Charlotte, N.C.
6/6	MBNA 400/Dover, Del.
6/13	Michigan400/Brooklyn, Mich.
6/20	Pocono 500/Pocono, Pa.
6/27	Save Mart 300/Sears Point, Calif.
7/3	Pepsi 400/Daytona Beach, Fla.
7/11	Jiffy Lube 300/Loudon, N.H.
7/25	Pennsylvania 500/Pocono, Pa.
8/7	Brickyard 400/Indianapolis, Ind.
8/15	Frontier at Glen/Watkins Glen, N.Y.
8/22	Pepsi 400/Brooklyn, Mich.
8/28	Goody’s 500/Bristol, Tenn.
9/5	Pepsi Southern 500/Darlington, S.C.
9/11	Exide 400/Richmond, Va.
9/19	New Hampshire 300/Loudon, N.H.
9/26	MBNA Gold 400/Dover, Del.
10/3	NAPA 500/Martinsville, Va.
10/10	UAW-GM 500/Charlotte, N.C.
10/17	Winston 500/Talladega, Ala.
10/24	TBD/Rockingham, N.C.
11/7	Dura Lube 500/Phoenix, Ariz.
11/14	Jiffy Lube Miami 400/Miami, Fla.
11/21	NAPA 500/Atlanta, Ga.

Starts	Poles	Wins	Top 5	Top 10    LC/TL	   %Complete	Earnings(incl. non-pt
    8	  0	 0	  0	  2    2,586/2,683     	96%      578,832

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