Madison: Ted Musgrave race remarks

Ted Musgrave No. 1 Mopar Performance Parts Dodge Ram Tough 200 - Gateway International Raceway RACE STATS - RACE DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2002 TRACK: Gateway International Raceway - Madison, IL STARTED: Third - 34.775 seconds (129.403 mph) FINISHED:...

Ted Musgrave No. 1 Mopar
Performance Parts Dodge
Ram Tough 200 - Gateway International Raceway

RACE STATS -
RACE DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2002
TRACK: Gateway International Raceway - Madison, IL
STARTED: Third - 34.775 seconds (129.403 mph)
FINISHED: 12th
MONEY WON: $11,290
CAUTIONS: 3 for 14 laps
LAPS LED: Eight
AVERAGE SPEED: 109.323 mph
POINTS POSITION: Second
NEXT RACE: Colorado 200 presented by Dodge Pikes Peak International Raceway Sunday, May 19, 2002

TED MUSGRAVE POST RACE QUOTES-

"The Mopar Dodge was really good when we started the race. Some of the other trucks squirted away from us at the start and I knew that when everything settled down we would be better. Sure enough, as time went on I caught up to Dennis Setzer after his tires started to go away, my truck was coming to me. I passed Dennis and once we got out front we ran some pretty good laps and maintained the lead."

"When we came in the pits and had a very bad stop because some of the lug nuts fell off the right-front tire and we lost a lot of positions. Track position means a lot here. When you get out front like I did, you can really put in some good laps, but in traffic you can't."

"Right after the last caution, I think I restarted sixth or seventh, and made a move and picked up a spot and got behind my teammate. All of a sudden they started driving away from me and sure enough we dropped a cylinder about five laps later. Right there you switch your mind to how am I going to get back to the front to how am I going to finish without exploding this motor and get some points. We just rode the rest of the day and took it easy on the motor and made the Mopar Dodge survive until the end. We had to do that for points."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Dennis Setzer