Patrick Sheltra Chicagoland test preview

Patrick Sheltra And Ted Musgrave To Co-Drive At Chicagoland ARCA Test WHITESVILLE, Kentucky (August 18, 2009) - - Officials from Sheltra Motorsports announced today that former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Champion Ted Musgrave will...

Patrick Sheltra And Ted Musgrave To Co-Drive At Chicagoland ARCA Test

WHITESVILLE, Kentucky (August 18, 2009) - - Officials from Sheltra Motorsports announced today that former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Champion Ted Musgrave will share the driving duties with Patrick Sheltra in the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger Wednesday at Chicagoland Speedway for the open ARCA RE/MAX Series test session in preparation for next Friday's Ansell Cut Protection 150.

Musgrave, a native of Franklin, Wisconsin has been serving as the driver coach for the 23-year old phenom since Berlin Raceway last month. Musgrave will assist and assess the setup of the Buffalo Wings & Rings Racing entry with the intentions of putting the veteran team back in victory lane for round number 15 next Friday afternoon.

"We've been planning this for a while but we're excited to finally make it a reality," said Car Owner Grace Sheltra. "Ted has been instrumental in evaluating our team. Now he can give us a clear assessment after being in the driver's seat too."

From driver Patrick Sheltra's point of view he sees the opportunity of having Musgrave climb behind the wheel as beneficial all the way around. "It's been awesome to work with Ted," the Indiantown, Florida native said. "I want to do everything I can to make our team better than what it is. Ted and I have talked in great lengths about this approaching the test and I feel that not only can the team learn something but I can learn as well. He's here to help make me better and the team stronger. We're making good use of his expertise."

The 18-year NASCAR veteran is thriving on the success of Sheltra and feels that participating in the test could be the glue that brings the team back to the front.

"This is a good team with great people," said Musgrave. "We can learn a lot on Wednesday from all different angles. The biggest benefit will be to evaluate what Patrick is feeling behind the wheel and try and make our car a threat for the race."

Sheltra will remain behind the wheel as the full-time driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings machine for the remainder of the 2009 season and beyond. However, the team has not ruled out Musgrave returning to the cockpit at future private and open testing sessions.

-credit: sm

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Patrick Sheltra