ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Ken Schrader has become the oldest pole winner in a NASCAR series when he turned the fastest lap for Wednesday night's Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
The 58-year-old Schrader had a lap of 91.329 mph on the half-mile dirt track. Dick Trickle was 57 years old when he won the pole for the June 1999 Nationwide Series race at Dover.
Schrader hadn't won a Truck Series pole since 2004 and a race since 1995. He's officially the pole winner, though he may not start first. There are five qualifying races and a last-chance race that will set the starting order.
The last time one of NASCAR's top touring series competed on dirt was Sept. 30, 1970, when Richard Petty won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (called the Grand National Division at that time) race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The dirt drought ends at Tony Stewart-owned Eldora.

Featured Picks From The Insiders

View All Picks

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail GEICO 500 Picks The GEICO 500 takes place later today at the fast track of Talladega. Here’s some drivers we think should contend for the win.
Thumbnail Sparks Energy 300 The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action on Saturday with the running of the Sparks Energy 300. Here’s a look at the...
Thumbnail GEICO 500 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the extremely fast track of Talladega Superspeedway. Here’s a look at the odds to win this race.
Thumbnail Toyota Owners 400 Picks The Toyota Owners 400 takes place later today at Richmond. Here are some drivers we like for today’s race.
Thumbnail ToyotaCare 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets back to racing this weekend when drivers compete in the ToyotaCare 250. Here’s a look at the odds for this race.
More inNASCAR Articles  

Featured Picks From The Insiders

View All Picks