Musgrave to assist Wisconsin charity

Musgrave Finally Gets Chance To Assist Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver To Serve As Honorary Chairperson At Mid-Winter Gala Milwaukee, WI (November 8, 2006) -- Ted Musgrave is finally going to get a ...

Musgrave Finally Gets Chance To Assist Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc.

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver To Serve As Honorary Chairperson At Mid-Winter Gala

Milwaukee, WI (November 8, 2006) -- Ted Musgrave is finally going to get a chance to be a part of the Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc. Recognition Dinner.

[Musgrave%20Cockpit%20side%20300.JPG] "I've been trying to get there for the last six years and this year I am finally going to be able to do it," said Musgrave, who will serve as the Honorary Chairperson for the mid-winter charity banquet will be held at the Country Springs Hotel Grand Ballroom in Waukesha, WI on Friday, January 19, 2007. "It seems I've always had a scheduling conflict with Daytona testing and just haven't been able to make it. This year, there is not testing conflict and I can finally make it.

"To be selected as the Honorary Chairperson for this year's event is very cool," Musgrave continued. "It will be an opportunity for me to go back and see my 'racing family.' I learned to race at the tracks around Wisconsin and Illinois, so this is going to be a homecoming for me."

The event will mark the 16th year Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc. has staged the racing gala. Since 1992, the organization has raised $425,000 for charity with The Ranch Community Services, an adult rehabilitation center located in Menomonee Falls, WI, as it's primary recipient. This year, the WMCI event will also benefit Interfaith, a Milwaukee area outreach program for Senior Citizens.

Musgrave, a veteran of the 1980s Midwest short-track wars, graduated to the NASCAR Winston [Musgrave%20champ%20300.jpg] Cup Series in 1990 and over the next 13 seasons totaled 305 starts in NASCAR highest division scoring 20 Top-5 and 55 Top-10 finishes. The driver of the No. 9 Team ASE Toyota later found a home in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 scoring 16 career victories to date. In 2005, Musgrave added the Truck Series championship to his list of racing accomplishments.

Musgrave joins a long list of luminaries who have served as the Honorary Chairperson of the WMCI event. Included in that group are Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnett, Benny Parsons, Johnny Rutherford, Ned Jarrett, Parnelli Jones and Phil Hill (a complete list of past Honorary Chairpersons listed below).

"Honestly, I didn't know all those great people had served as the Honorary Chairperson of this event," said Musgrave. "It's awesome to be included in that group. It's always great to be able to donate your time to a charity event -- whether it's back home like the WMCI dinner is for me -- or anywhere else for that matter. The racing community has a history of chipping in to help charitable causes and the fact that I can do this one little thing for a great charity back home is pretty special for me."

This year's Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc Recognition Dinner is expected to draw over 500 people to the Country Springs Hotel Grand Ballroom. Tickets for the January 19, 2007 event, which will feature an autograph session, sit-down dinner, and awards program can be purchased by logging on to www.wisconsinmotorsports.org.

Past Honorary Chairpersons -- Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc.
1992 Bobby Allison
1993 Neil Bonnett
1994 Benny Parsons
1995 Johnny Rutherford
1996 Sam Posey
1997 Bobby Allison
1998 Phil Hill
1999 Ned Jarrett
2000 David Hobbs
2001 Dick Trickle
2002 Parnelli Jones
2003 Scott Wimmer 2004
Jeff Hammond
2005 Robbie Reiser
2006 Jim Tretow

-credit: WIMTSPTS

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Series Charity , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dick Trickle , Ted Musgrave , Phil Hill , Ned Jarrett , Parnelli Jones , David Hobbs , Scott Wimmer , Benny Parsons , Bobby Allison , Sam Posey , Johnny Rutherford