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Schrader's Thoughts On Homestead

"We tested a Homestead about a month or so ago and the test went fine. We split our time between qualifying and race setup, so we really feel like we'll be better this year than last. More than the race, I'm glad the people in southern Florida didn't have to endure the worst of hurricane Michelle. We watched the weather from Rockingham and I'm sure things got pretty tense, but it looks like things could have been much worse."

Schrader's Homestead Highlights

  • The "M&M's"® Racing Team tested at Homestead-Miami Speedway October 16-17 prior to racing at Talladega. The two "M&M's"® Pontiacs the team tested included their Michigan car and their Phoenix car.

    The Newt Moore-led crew spent one day working on their qualifying setup and another working on race setup. Moore said the test went good, and at the end of the test the team elected to bring the same car they ran at Michigan earlier this year. Moore said they also learned a lot from Phoenix regarding grip and track temperature.

  • This particular car ran in the top five for a majority of the day at Michigan in June before an untimely caution late in the race eradicated the team's pit strategy and relegated their top-five performing car to the 14th position. The "M&M's"® Racing team also finished eighth with the car in Atlanta, the site of Moore's debut with the team.

  • In addition to the two-day test at the track, the team also spent time at the 'shaker rig' which is a stationary test mechanism for shock absorbers.

    Ken Schrader's Career Statistics

    Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles O. P. Earnings
    525 4 64 176 23 15 $17,728,245
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