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Team: Ken Schrader Racing-52-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (59) / 5/29/1955
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 200

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Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet) broke his own record as the oldest winner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history, winning the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem (IN) Speedway.
Schrader, who turns 60 next month, held several challengers over the last 50 laps to win for the first time at Salem since 1999. Kyle Weatherman finished second, Dominic Ursetta third and J.J. Haley fourth in front of a big crowd under sunny skies at Salem Speedway. It was the 97th ARCA race at the high-banked, half-mile.-ARCA Racing Series Apr 26 - 4:44 PM

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Ken Schrader won only in the hard luck category last year at Salem Speedway. While he was fast in both ARCA Racing Series events at Salem in 2014, he just couldn’t find the good luck to match.

Schrader, whose one and only ARCA win at Salem was in 1999, was leading last year’s spring race inside of five laps to go when he got tangled up with Kyle Weatherman as he was about to put him a lap down. The incident caved in the right-front fender, causing the tire to go down, which sent him into the turn one wall. He limped home eighth. "In the fall race, had an issue…went a bunch of laps down…got a bunch of laps back…finished fifth. We just didn’t have any luck last year at Salem. I wrecked my truck on the way to test…never did get to test. Then, in the fall, I fell down on my bike heading to the track. I’m hoping this year’s goes a little smoother." Schrader was en route to Salem on his motorcycle when he went down on wet, slippery pavement on an on-ramp leading to the expressway. Schrader wasn’t broken, but plenty sore by the time he made it to the track for the race.
Source: ARCA Racing
Apr 22 - 8:25 PM

Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up for 2015. This season marks the 16th year that Federated Auto Parts has served as the primary sponsor for Schrader’s dirt and ARCA cars.

Schrader will continue to compete in both his dirt modified and in select ARCA races throughout the season. He will handle driving duties for his team in seven ARCA races. In addition, the team’s drivers will include Matt Tifft, Clay Campbell, and Ross Kenseth. Federated will also sponsor Schrader in more than 50 dirt track races in the coming season and will host hospitality events for its members and customers at several of these races.
Source: ARCA Racing
Mar 12 - 8:29 PM

Expect to see a lot of Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) on the ARCA Racing tour in 2015.

The No. 52 Federated Auto Parts KSR Chevrolet Impala team, which finished sixth in 2014 owner points with three drivers, is expected to return in 2015 with much the same cast of drivers to include Schrader, Martinsville Speedway track president Clay Campbell and, more than likely, 18-year-old Matt Tifft. "Right now, we’ve got Clay Campbell in for Daytona and Talladega," Schrader said. "I can tell you that I’ll be driving in the first Salem race, Toledo, Winchester, IRP (Lucas Oil Raceway), DuQuoin and the last Salem for sure, maybe more. Outside of that, I’m confident that you’ll see some Matt Tifft appearances in there too." Campbell finished third at Daytona in Schrader’s car last year.-ARCA Racing
Jan 21 - 9:26 PM

Ken Schrader was quickest in the final ARCA Racing Series practice at Salem (Indiana) Speedway for the Federated Auto Parts Fall Classic 200.

He ran a fast lap of 117.391 mph in the No. 52 Chevrolet. Frank Kimmel, who led the earlier practice today, logged a second-fastest lap of 117.006 mph in the No. 44 Toyota. No. Kyle Benjamin, No. 22 Austin Wayne Self and No. 1 Clayton Weatherman are the rest of the top five during this session.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Ken Schrader finishes 7th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

He started the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet 3rd on the grid for the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Though the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway marked Ken Schrader's first race of the year in any NASCAR national series, he's quick to point out that he's far from retired.

"This is our 14th race in July," Schrader said Wednesday, the 23rd day of the month. "Yeah, so we've been keeping busy." Schrader, 59, looked right at home back in NASCAR, driving to a steady fourth-place finish in the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on the half-mile dirt track. It was his second straight impressive Eldora performance; he became the sport's oldest pole winner in any national series and led the first 15 laps before fading to a 14th-place effort in last season's inaugural running.-NASCAR.com
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 08:42:00 PM

Ken Schrader, in just his second ARCA stock car start at historic Winchester (Indiana) Speedway, was fastest in both practice sessions and won the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell with an ARCA qualifying record of 15.826 seconds, or 113.737 mph.

It was in between the two practice sessions that he took a short nap. "I took that nap and was kind of re-energized," he said. "It took me awhile to get going in the second practice session, though. I think I forgot everything I learned from the first session. It’s a fast track," Schrader added. "Anytime a track stays around for 100 years, it must be doing something right."
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Ken Schrader will hardly have time to take his helmet off over the next two weeks, and that’s just fine with him.

Through an interesting assortment of dirt track racing on Illinois and Missouri bullrings in his own Federated Auto Parts modified, the 59-year-old veteran will cap it all off with an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards grand finale at historic Winchester Speedway in the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday, July 6. Over two week’s time, Schrader will have raced in as many as 12 events, nearly every night of the week.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Ken Schrader finishes 8th in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series race at Salem (Indiana) Speedway.

He started the No. 52 Chevrolet 6th in the lineup for the Federated Auto Parts 200. He is currently 27th in the 2014 ARCA point standings.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Ken Schrader Racing opted out of the Talladega test and steered their rig north to test at another favorite stop on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour – the historic Salem Speedway.

Schrader is scheduled to test all day at Salem in preparation of the next event on tour – the Federated Auto Parts 200 presented by Crunch ‘N Nutter at Salem April 27. Schrader finished fourth at Salem last year, behind winner/rookie Kyle Benjamin, rookie Kyle Weatherman and Frank Kimmel. Schrader, who has 17 career ARCA wins overall in 64 career starts, has just one win at Salem in 1999.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Fuse5, the first-to-market cloud-based software for the automotive aftermarket, is partnering with Ken Schrader Racing as an associate sponsor for the 2014 season.

We are very pleased to include Fuse5 as an associate sponsor for our Federated Auto Parts cars and trucks," said Ken Schrader, from his North Carolina race shop. "The Fuse5 logo will be seen on our cars at the dirt races, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races, NASCAR K & N and Camping World Truck races."Schrader will share ARCA Racing Series driving duties with Clay Campbell, the president of Martinsville Speedway and Matt Tifft, a high school senior from Hinckley, Ohio. The three drivers combined will compete in more than 75 races in 2014.-ARCA Racing News
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 08:33:00 PM

Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. announced today it will field a full-time team in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2014 with veteran driver Ken Schrader sharing the driving duties with Matt Tifft and Clay Campbell.

Federated Auto Parts will continue its primary sponsorship of KSR for the 15th consecutive year. Schrader will drive the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car in 10 races, while Tifft, of Hinckley, Ohio, will be behind the wheel of the No. 52 for eight events. Campbell, president of Martinsville Speedway, will drive the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car in two of the 2014 ARCA races – the February 15 season opener at Daytona International Speedway and the May 3 event at Talladega Superspeedway.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 01:50:00 PM

It's been more than four years since Ken Schrader has turned a lap at Salem Speedway.

That all changes when the Fenton, Missouri veteran comes to town for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car Care under the lights Saturday night, September 14. Schrader, fresh off his victory (Sept. 2) in the Southern Illinois ARCA 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt, has filed an entry in his own No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet for ARCA's 94th appearance at Salem.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 08:27:00 PM

Ken Schrader wins the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care Monday, surviving a green-white-checkered finish to win for the second time this season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Schrader, in the No. 52 Federated Car Care Chevrolet, won the pole, led the first 41 laps and led when it counted, the finish. He passed Tom Hessert in the No. 77 Barbera’s Autoland Dodge, just before a caution came out to set up the green-white-checkered finish. As cars fought for position, Hessert made his move but couldn’t get any closer to Schrader.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 06:31:00 PM