Kenneth Schrader (born May 29, 1955, in Fenton, Missouri) is a second-generation race car driver. He currently races on local dirt and asphalt tracks around the country while driving part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series for his own Ken Schrader Racing. He also runs part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kevin Harvick Incorporated. He occasionally appeared as a television analyst on This Week in NASCAR on the Speed Channel. Schrader is also a reporter for ESPN's NASCAR Now. He is a first cousin once removed of fellow NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
Despite having a full-time NASCAR ride for over twenty years, Schrader frequently races at local tracks between NASCAR races. He races in many racing divisions, and has been successful in any division he has stepped into. He owns a dirt late model and dirt open wheel modified car. Both of these cars, along with his Camping World Truck Series and ARCA series cars, are sponsored by Federated Auto Parts. He owns I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, and is co-owner of Macon Speedway, near Macon, Illinois, along with Kenny Wallace, Tony Stewart, and local Promoter Bob Sargent.
During the 1990s and the early part of the 2000s, Schrader was running as many as 100 races among many types of racing, including NASCAR regional touring, ARCA, short track, and dirt track.
Schrader is married to Ann Schrader and they have two children, Dorothy and Sheldon. The family currently resides in Concord, North Carolina.
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