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In 1991, two drivers waged one of the best Rookie of the Year battles in NASCAR history.
The winner was the late Bobby Hamilton, who went on to have a decent career, scoring a handful of victories and a Truck Series Title. The runner-up was Ted Musgrave, who also won a Truck Series title.
In the mid-90s, Musgrave was going to be the next big star, in fact he actually turned down the chance to replace Richard Petty in the famous No. 43 car. In 1994, Musgrave began driving the No. 16 Ford for Jack Roush, a combination that everyone thought would produce many wins. Unfortunately, a few poles were the highlight of the Wisconsin native’s career.
Two runner-up finishes in 1995 and another in 1997 were the best the Roush team and Musgrave could produce. Musgrave has had a successful career in the Truck Series with 17 wins to go along with the 2005 series title.