Musgrave, No. 9 Team ASE Toyota Finish 24th at The Milwaukee Mile Musgrave Frustrated with 24th at Milwaukee; Slips to Fourth in Championship Standings West Allis, Wisconsin (June 26, 2006) Ted Musgrave experienced a frustrating homecoming at...
Musgrave, No. 9 Team ASE Toyota Finish 24th at The Milwaukee Mile Musgrave Frustrated with 24th at Milwaukee; Slips to Fourth in Championship Standings West
Allis, Wisconsin (June 26, 2006) Ted Musgrave experienced a frustrating homecoming at The Milwaukee Mile, finishing a disappointing 24th in the No. 9 Team ASE Toyota in Friday night's Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200. On the heels of his second consecutive finish outside the top-20, Musgrave has dropped another position to fourth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship standings. Musgrave looked to have a truck that could challenge for a top ten finish, but changes made to give Musgrave more grip instead seemed to give him less, leaving him to fight a skittish truck on The Milwaukee Mile's long, sweeping, flat turns.
"This was an extremely frustrating night," Musgrave said. "I've always run well here and to come out of here with a performance like this is tough. It would be one thing if we could point to one thing and say 'this is why we ran so bad' but right now I can't say what the reason was. We started off good, and looked like we had a chance to get the Team ASE Toyota into the top ten, but the adjustments we made to make us better seemed to make us worse. I don't know why, but it's just a frustrating night for us." Musgrave started the season with six consecutive top-five finishes, but has only cracked the top ten in one of the last four races.
The two consecutive finishes outside the top 20 have dropped him to fourth in the championship standings, 198 points behind leader and Germain Racing teammate Todd Bodine and 68 points behind new third-place driver Johnny Benson.
Next up for Musgrave at the No. 9 Team ASE Toyota is the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, July 2. Speed Channel will have the live telecast at 3:15 P.M. Eastern, with Motor Racing Network providing the live radio call on select affiliates nationwide. TruckSeries.com will have complete event coverage, starting with practice and qualifying updates on July 1 and concluding with race day coverage on July 2.