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Kenny Schrader drives the #99 Late Model
Class car. He lives in Concord, NC. Kenny can be found racing
all over the United States!
At the young age of
three, Schraderís dad Bill tied a cable from his go-kart to a post in the
backyard of their Midwestern home. Schrader would go round and round in
circles. When the go-kart ran out of gas, Schrader would ask his dad to
fill it back up. Then he would start going in circles all over again.
started at local dirt tracks just like the one he now owns. Before getting
behind the wheel of a stock car, Schrader raced all over the Midwest,
driving mostly open wheel cars. He won in every division he raced,
including two USAC championships. Schrader won the USAC Silver Crown
championship in 1982, and he followed that up by taking top honors in the
USAC Sprint Car division in 1983.
His big break came
in 1984 with the help of car owner Elmo Langley.
He wasted no time making his case
for a full-time ride in the Winston Cup Series. Car owner Junie Donlavey
was impressed by Schraderís talent, and he decided to take a chance on the
young driver. Donlaveyís hunch paid off as the two collected rookie of the
year honors for the 1985 season.
From Donlavey Racing, Schrader moved
to Hendrick Motorsports where he earned all four of his victories in nine
season with the organization. Then in 1997, Schrader moved to Andy Petree
Racing. In three years, Schrader claimed five poles and 25 top-10
finishes. Then Schrader drove for MB2 Motorsports from 2000 to 2002, where
he posted seven more top 10s.
Over the past 18 years in the Winston
Cup Series, Schrader has collected a total 564 starts and more than $20
million in earnings. He has four wins to his credit in the Winston Cup
ranks (Talladega, 1988; Charlotte 1989; Atlanta, 1991; Dover, 1991) as
well as 64 top-five and 176 top-10 finishes. Schrader has also led the
field to the green flag on 23 occasions during his career.
Schraderís record behind
the wheel of his Schrader Racing entries is just as impressive.
He has claimed
19 victories in a variety of series since Schrader Racing were
formed in 1987. The Schrader Racing team has also won 17 races with other
drivers at the helm. And these numbers donít begin to include the numerous
time Schrader has taken top honors at dirt tracks.
Of racing, Kenny says,
ďI want to spend my time racing,Ē
Schrader said. ďItís not only my job, but itís also my hobby. I love the
time that I get to spend behind the wheel, and as long as I can, Iím going
to race whenever I get the chance.Ē