Top 10 Qualifying Effort For Schrader
May 23, 2002 | 12:00 A.M. EST
Despite drawing an early qualifying position, Schrader and the No. 36 car were able to walk away with a solid ninth place qualifying effort. Schrader circled the 1.5-mile track in 29.168 seconds (185.134 mph).
Rookie Jimmie Johnson scored the pole with a lap of 28.960 seconds (186.464 mph). Johnson’s lap set a new track record at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
“The guys just kept tweaking at this car all day, and it got a lot better when we ran our lap,” Schrader said.
“I think that it should be a real good race car on Sunday. I like coming here and historically the “M&M’s”® car has had some pretty good runs at Charlotte. I’m really looking forward to Sunday.”