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Three Drivers To Watch

By Bill Whitehead correspondent

Travil Kvapil
The 2003 CTS champion is in an odd position: He left the Steve Coulter-owned championship organization and will join one of the fledgling Toyota teams, his third different ride in three seasons. Said Kvapil of his former Chevy team: "I still kind of feel like they're my team because we won the championship together. I want to show them they made a mistake by letting me go."

Steve Park
The former Cup driver was hand-picked by the late Dale Earnhardt will take over for Brendan Gaughan in the No. 62 Orleans Racing truck, which nearly won the 2003 championship. A two-time winner in Cup, Park will bring more than six years of experience to the team but is ready for a fresh start. "It's been a dismal two years," said Park, injured in a violent Busch crash at Darlington in 2001. "Nobody wakes up in the morning and wants to go (to) their job and be mediocre."

Ted Musgrave
It would be a vast understatement to say Musgrave was upset by the restart penalty at Homestead that essentially cost him the 2003 title. "I've taken it for the past 25 years and now I'm going to start dishing it out," the Dodge driver said after the race. Watch for Musgrave to be invigorated and ready to settle the score in 2004.

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