NASCAR stars added to Cayuga event entry list

Ted Musgrave joins NASCAR stars at Cayuga Speedway's CASCAR Canada Day Shootout; Tony Stewart to drive ISMA Supermodified Saturday night. Nelles Corners, Ontario - Ted Musgrave is the latest addition to the already star-studded NASCAR lineup...

Ted Musgrave joins NASCAR stars at Cayuga Speedway's CASCAR Canada Day Shootout; Tony Stewart to drive ISMA Supermodified Saturday night.

Nelles Corners, Ontario - Ted Musgrave is the latest addition to the already star-studded NASCAR lineup that will compete in the CASCAR Canada Day Shootout June 30 at Cayuga 2000 Speedway. The winningest driver in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series over the past year and a half, the Wisconsin native will join NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ken Schrader, Johnny Benson Jr. and Dave Blaney in head-to-head competition against the CASCAR stars.

Musgrave, who drives the Mopar Performance Parts Dodge Ram in the truck series, will wheel a Chrysler Intrepid from the Beauchamp Motorsports stable in the unique CASCAR event.

On Saturday night June 29, the ISMA Supermodifieds will headline the show with a feature start time of approximately 8 pm. Tony Stewart will compete in the ISMA events in a Supermodified owned by defending ISMA championship car owner Brad Lichty. The Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Outlaw Thundercars will also be featured Saturday night.

NASCAR Stars Rides Revealed

The CASCAR Late Model race cars that NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ken Schrader, Johnny Benson Jr. and Dave Blaney will drive in the CASCAR Canada Shootout have been revealed and the quality of the equipment is definitely up to the standards of the racers themselves.

Vanderwyst Motorsports will field a pair of CASCAR's for Johnny Benson Jr. and Tony Stewart. Team owner Pete Vanderwyst competes in the CASCAR Super Series, which crowns this country's only national stock car champion. It will be a very busy weekend indeed for the Vanderwyst crew. Prior to joining NASCAR, Tony Stewart was the 1997 Indy Racing League champion, and the only driver in USAC history to win three point titles in one year (1995) when he was the Sprint, Silver Crown and Midget titleist. He is from Rushville, Indiana.

Stewart stormed onto the NASCAR Winston Cup scene in 1999, winning three races and taking the rookie of the year honours. Next year he won six times, and followed that with three more in 2001. He has already won a pair of NASCAR Winston Cup Series races this year, taking victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway. He will drive the Home Depot Pontiac at Cayuga.

Johnny Benson Jr., who raced at Cayuga in the early nineties with the American Speed Association (ASA), will drive the Valvoline Pontiac. Although winless in his Cayuga starts, the second-generation driver from Grand Rapids, Michigan had strong finishes at Cayuga en route to the 1993 ASA Championship.

Ken Schrader has raced at Cayuga too. This will be his second venture on the Cayuga oval in a CASCAR Late Model. The native of St. Louis, Missouri will drive a Chevrolet prepared in the John Fitzpatrick shops in Ayr, Ontario. The Fitzpatrick operation fields the Home Hardware machines that Don Thomson Jr. wheeled to the CASCAR national championship last year. Schrader is a four-time Winston Cup winner, but unlike most of his colleagues these days, Schrader also runs a busy dirt and paved short-track schedule in between his Winston Cup obligations.

Sensational young talent Matt Kenseth of Cambridge, Wisconsin will drive a Dewalt Power Tools sponsored Ford Taurus from Kevin Dowler's shops. Kenseth was the 2000 rookie of the year in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and won the World 600 at Charlotte. This season he has pulled off wins at North Carolina Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

The Kerry Micks operation will field the Ford Taurus driven by Dave Blaney. After a storied career in the World Of Outlaws, which included numerous feature wins and claiming that sanctioning body's sprint car championship in 1995, Blaney joined the Winston Cup ranks in 1999 with Bill Davis Racing. He switched to Doug Bawel's Jasper Engines and Transmissions Ford team this year.

All tickets are reserved seating for the June 30 CASCAR Canada Day Shootout. The price is $37.50, and available only through Ticketmaster. Tickets for Saturday night are $25 for adult general admission, available only at the track on race day. Cayuga 2000 Speedway is located at Nelles Corners, Ontario, Highway 3 between Jarvis and Cayuga, 1 km north on Indian Line Road (Regional Road 20). The weekend timetable is on the web site at cayuga2000speedway.com

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Series NASCAR Canada , Stock car
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , John Fitzpatrick , Kevin Dowler , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Dave Blaney
Teams Bill Davis Racing