Butch Mock, Ted Musgrave with Robert Yates Engines in 1999

Mock, Musgrave, Yates together in 1999 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 4, 1998) Ted Musgrave will drive the No. 75 Ford Taurus for Butch Mock Motorsports beginning with the 1999 season, it was officially announced Wednesday. Mock's team will run with...

Mock, Musgrave, Yates together in 1999

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 4, 1998) Ted Musgrave will drive the No. 75 Ford Taurus for Butch Mock Motorsports beginning with the 1999 season, it was officially announced Wednesday. Mock's team will run with Robert Yates engines next season as a result of an alliance between Mock and Yates.

Musgrave became available late this summer after Roush Racing released him from his driving duties in early August. Since then, Musgrave has filled-in for injured drivers and most recently has piloted the No. 13 FIRSTPLUS Financial Ford for Elliott-Marino Motorsports.

Mock is very excited about the opportunities his team has for next year.

"I have a very strong combination for '99," he said. "Ted is a very 'hands-on' driver with a lot of input concerning the race car. He lives close to the race-shop, which will enable him to be part of our day-to-day operation and a significant part of the race-car set-up and preparation. Robert Yates Ford engines are some of the most competitive on the circuit and should help Butch Mock Motorsports to be as strong as anyone in '99."

Musgrave currently sits 22nd in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver point standings. After running in 31 of the 32 races thus far this year, he is credited with 17 top-20s, with five top-10 performances and two top-five efforts.

One of his closest trips to Victory Lane came earlier this year with a second-place finish in the Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In his pursuit of a win, he has finished second four times in his career.

Throughout his seven-year series career, Musgrave has always finished the season in the top-25 of driver points. In 1995, he posted his career-best finish, seventh. Last season he finished 12th. His racing resume also includes 53 top-10s and 20 top-fives.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Robert Yates