Craftsman Truck Series: Musgrave, Smith break through

Spencer, Lee
December 2005
Sporting News;12/9/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 49, p24
The article presents information on the Craftsman Truck Series. It took Jim Smith, one of the founding fathers of the Series, and his Ultra Motorsports organization 11 years to win its first title. Smith had been close--especially with the addition of racer Ted Musgrave to the No. 1 truck in 2001. Musgrave finished second in points in his first full season and never worse than third. Musgrave, driving a Dodge, threatened to get tough in 2005 and did just that. He didn't have a stellar season, but it was solid. Musgrave scored just one win--from the pole at Gateway International Raceway--but consistency allowed him to stay near the top of the leader board all season.


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