Musgrave to Run For Spencer at Bristol

Musgrave to sub for Spencer at Bristol STATESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 17, 1998) Ted Musgrave has been named as the driver of the No. 23 Team Winston Ford for the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, substituting for the injured...

Musgrave to sub for Spencer at Bristol

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 17, 1998) Ted Musgrave has been named as the driver of the No. 23 Team Winston Ford for the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, substituting for the injured Jimmy Spencer.

Musgrave, 42, is in his eighth full season in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He had driven for owner Jack Roush from 1994 through the Bud at the Glen at Watkins Glen International two weeks ago. He drove last week at Michigan Speedway for owner Bud Moore, finishing 19th.

"We're very fortunate to have someone with Ted's experience and talent who can fill in for Jimmy," said team owner Travis Carter. "While we await Jimmy's return, we're optimistic that Ted can come in and give us a lift."

Musgrave owns one top-five finish and four top-10s in 1998. He has finished second in four events in his career, most recently in the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville Speedway in April of this year. He currently is 20th in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings.

Spencer suffered a concussion during a late-race incident in the Aug. 1 Brickyard 400. He drove until the first caution period at the Bud at the Glen before being relieved by Boris Said. Spencer sat out Sunday's race at Michigan, where Frank Kimmel substituted and drove to a 31st-place finish.

Spencer stood 11th in the series standings following the Brickyard 400. He now is 14th, 21 points ahead of Sterling Marlin.

Spencer's status is to be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis. Carter said that Musgrave would be available until Spencer is able to return. Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Boris Said , Jimmy Spencer , Sterling Marlin , Ted Musgrave , Frank Kimmel , Jack Roush