Ken Schrader
Quick Facts
HometownDittmer, MO
Racing Since1971
ChildrenDorothy, Sheldon

About Ken

Ken Schrader’s passion for motorsports has been well documented throughout his 40+ years of racing. Starting at barely 16, Schrader has made it a lifelong goal to race as often as possible and in as many classes of race cars as possible.

An icon within the American motorsports community, Schrader has driven every kind of race car – late models, modifieds, sports cars, sprint cars, Indy cars and stock cars. His many “roles” in racing include driver, team owner, author, radio and TV commentator, spotter, race track promoter, and mentor. Schrader drove at NASCAR’s highest level - the Cup Series for 30 seasons before retiring in 2013 at Miami-Homestead Speedway. 

As a spokesperson for Federated Auto Parts for more than 25 consecutive years, Schrader has traveled the United States, meeting Federated members and customers, speaking at meetings, visiting stores, hosting corporate programs and driving his Federated Auto Parts modified as often as possible.

“Racing has afforded me countless opportunities, representing well-respected brands such as Federated Auto Parts, Hunt Brothers Pizza, and our other marketing partners, making numerous friends and business associates along the way, just to name a few. Family and friends have been a huge part of my career,” continued Schrader. “We have competed against the best in the business and have been able to become friends with many of my heroes. I am enthusiastic and grateful to continue to get to do what I love most - racing!”

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