04/12 2018

RR-AZ ALUM”…Ken Schrader Returning to Anderson’s Little 500 BY:  SPEED SPORT STAFF

Ken Schrader in action during the 2017 Little 500. 

NEW PALESTINE, Ind. – Armstrong Racing has announced that short track veteran Ken Schrader will return to the team for the 70th annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM.

For the second year in a row, Schrader will pilot Brad and Tara Armstrong’s No. 99 non-wing sprint car, with support from Armstrong Garage Doors and Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Additional sponsors for the effort include Image Express, H&H Drywall, PGG Enterprises, Deaton’s Waterfront Services, ASR Welding & Fabrication & TCB Speed.

Schrader moved away from NASCAR Cup Series racing after the 2013 season. He has since gone back to his roots and raced on short tracks across the Midwest. He raced in 65 events last season, including the 69th Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM, where he finished 10th as a race rookie.

In last year’s event, Schrader was the second-highest rookie in the race, behind only three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and the famed Hoffman Auto Racing No. 69 after completing 488 of 500 laps.

Armstrong Racing has been part of the Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM since 1989, most often with team principal Brad Armstrong behind the wheel. Armstrong’s best finish of eighth came during the 2008 Little 500.

The Armstrongs switched to an ownership role at the Little 500 in 2016, and had Tanner Swanson in their car for that race before Schrader took over driving duties last year. They also fielded a USAC Silver Crown entry for Eric Gordon at ISM Raceway on April 7.