Ken Schrader Returns to Rockingham Speedway

David PhillipsAnalyst IApril 9, 2009

On April 19, at the famed Rockingham Speedway—known best as "THE ROCK"—was used for the first time last year after it was bought and shut down by "billionaire" Bruton Smith's ISC Corp. and the track's date's were switched with Califorina Speedway.

Last year in the first-ever Carolina 200 "Sliced Bread", Joey Logano won the race.

Finishing second after taking two tires was none other than—you guessed it—Ken Schrader.

This year, Schrader will attempt to finish one position better and get that all-exclusive win at "The Rock."

This year's Carolina 200 will have extra meaning to Schrader as he not only tries to get his elusive win at the track, but after every lap he makes he will be driving by the turn-four grandstand which has been renamed the Ken Schrader Grandstand.

"I am honored but a little bit surprised. It just means you are getting old, I guess."

A grandstand at a track that only is used by the ARCA and USAR Series isn't the best place to have one but really its a grandstand.

So far Schrader will join KHI 's Ricky Carmichael as two NASCAR stars already entered at the mile-long D-shaped track.

The Carolina 200 will air on April 19 at 1 p.m live on the SPEED Channel

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