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Schrader joins BHR for '07
Dec 12, 2006 12:00 am
Longtime racer Ken Schrader will drive the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge for Bobby Hamilton Racing during the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, the Mt. Juliet-based team announced Thursday.
Schrader will drive the BHR entry in most of the truck events with another driver, to be announced later, filling in when he has Nextel Cup conflicts.
Shrader and BHR owner Bobby Hamilton have been friends and competitors for years.
"I am thrilled to get the opportunity to drive the Fastenal Dodge," Schrader said. "Bobby Hamilton and I have been friends for a long time so to get the chance to work with him is just an ideal situation for me. BHR has always had some of the most competitive equipment in the series and I look forward to climbing into the seat and racing hard."
Hamilton said, "We are really happy to be able to get a driver the caliber of Ken Schrader for the Fastenal Dodge. We looked at a number of different drivers as a possibility for this job but Kenny was just a perfect fit for both BHR and Fastenal. He is a proven winner both on the track and off and he will provide us with great feedback that will help us win races and compete for championships in the future."
Schrader has four Nextel Cup, two Busch Series and a Truck Series wins to his credit. He was also the first winner at Nashville Superspeedway, taking the checkered flag in an ARCA race in April 2001. He has logged 283,398 miles in NASCAR's top three series, equal to racing around the world 12 times or from New York to Los Angeles 94 times. In other words, Schrader has raced enough miles to go to the moon and is now almost a fourth of the way back.
Schrader will fill the seat occupied for most of the 2005 season by Bobby Hamilton Jr., after Hamilton Sr. was diagnosed with throat cancer last winter.
The Truck Series will run 25 races on 22 tracks, including an August stop at Nashville Superspeedway. All events will be broadcast live on Speed Channel.