Ex Ken Schrader – Show car with no engine or gearbox currently fitted
Hall of Fame Racing was a NASCAR Sprint Cup racing team that was set up in 2006. The team was initially owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and veteran Trans Am driver, Bill Saunders. The team’s principal sponsor was Texas Instruments DLP division. Hall of Fame Racing ran one Chevrolet in 2006, with Terry Labonte and Tony Raines sharing the car.
In 2007 the team retained Tony Raines and recruited Ron Fellows to race the road courses.
For 2008, the team switched to Toyota and hired Ken Schrader and Joey Logano.
Also for 2008 all cars were now under the Car of Tomorrow rules, the cars being templated to the approved cars for the season, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry. Toyota Racing Developments were based in Costa Mesa, Southern California and had another base in NASCAR country – North Carolina.
Over two-hundred technicians and engineers worked out of the Costa Mesa facility, engineering the blueprinted engines and testing them extensively on dynamometers for the ten teams that ran Toyotas in 2008.
The most well-know and successful driver that Hall of Fame Racing ran, was undoubtedly, Ken Schrader, with 4 wins, 39 top 10’s and 5 Pole positions.
In 2008 Schrader returned to BAM racing, qualifying the Microsoft Toyota 7th and finishing well, unfortunately after the promising start the programme was suspended after the main sponsor pulled out.
In August he moved to Hall of Fame Racing where he shared a seat with Joey Logano at Jeff Morad’s Hall of Fame Racing in the number 96, DLP, HDTV Toyota scoring many good results.
Schrader retired from NASCAR at the end of the 2013 season.
2008 Hall of Fame Racing Results:
Engine: Cast-iron 358 cubic inch V8 with aluminium cylinder heads.
850 hp @ 9,000 rpm. Does not include restrictor plate races.
Compression ratio: 12:1.
Torque: 550 ft per lb @ 7,500 rpm.
Induction: One 4B Holley carburettor.
Fuel: Sunoco 260 GTX unleaded. 17.75 gallon capacity.
Front suspension: Independent coil springs upper and lower ‘A’ frames.
Rear suspension: Trailing arms, coil springs, panhard bar.
Chassis: Rectangular steel tubing with integral roll bar.
Body: Length: 198.5 inches.
Width: 74 inches.
Height: 53.5 inches.
Weight: 3,450 lbs without driver.
Front splitter: 4.5 inches, maximum.
Rear wing: NASCAR supplied.
Wheelbase: 110 inches.
Wheels: Steel, 15 inch by 9.5 inch
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