ROSSBURG, OH - JULY 20: Ken Schrader, driver of the #71 Hunt Brothers Pizza Toyota, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #24 DC Solar Chevrolet, stand on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Series 4th Annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby150 at Eldora Speedway on July 20, 2016 in Rossburg, Ohio. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Longtime NASCAR veteran returned to run in the Dirt Derby


NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader returned to Eldora Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Schrader has now raced in the last five races at Eldora Speedway, and drove the No. 66 Chevrolet for Bolen Motorsports. He has five top-10 finishes, three modified wins, two USAC midget victories and a USAC Silver Crown victory at Eldora Speedway.

Schrader also holds the track record in the Truck series for his 2013 pole.


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Team owner Jeff Bolen said he believes the 62-year-old Schrader gave them the best chance to win given his past success on dirt tracks.

"With Ken's history on dirt and success at Eldora Speedway, we knew that he would give our team a great chance to win," Bolen said. "This is our team's second full season of competition and having Schrader in the truck at Eldora will help continue the successes so far."

Before the race, Schrader said he was excited about returning to Eldora Speedway.


"It is truly a classic event and I enjoy every aspect of the race - the fans' excitement, the level of competition and the fun of running at this iconic track," Schrader said. "Driving the Bolen Motorsports Silverado will be a blast.

"As a track owner myself, I see and appreciate what Tony Stewart and his team have done to create such a Midsummer Classic!"

Schrader has one win in 104 starts in the Truck series, and he has four wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but couldn't add another this time. He finished a lap down in 17th place in a caution filled Dirt Derby,

(h/t Motorsport)