CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Ken Schrader will replace an injured Dario Franchitti in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Franchitti broke his left ankle last Saturday in a hard crash at
Talladega Superspeedway and was unable to race in Sunday's Sprint
Cup event. He was replaced by David Stremme, who led some laps and was headed to a stellar finish until a 12-car wreck on the last lap relegated him to a 28th-place finish.
Because he's under contract as a test driver to Penske Racing,
Stremme could not fill in for Franchitti beyond last Sunday. So
Chip Ganassi Racing turned to Schrader, who did not have a ride
lined up for Richmond.
Schrader qualified third at Talladega but finished 42nd. He'll
be responsible for qualifying the Number 40 car for the race
because it is not guaranteed a starting spot since it is outside
the Top 35 in points.