No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International / Terry Cook STORY LINES LEADING INTO DOVER: * Pennsylvania Police Officers Aide Race Team: Bill Cahill (second gas man) and Marty Brice (pit sign) are Philadelphia-area police officers and have...
No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International / Terry Cook
STORY LINES LEADING INTO DOVER:
* Pennsylvania Police Officers Aide Race Team: Bill Cahill (second gas man) and Marty Brice (pit sign) are Philadelphia-area police officers and have been helping the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team since January 2005. Cahill and Brice are sergeants with the West Chester (Pa.) and Coatesville (Pa.) Police Departments, respectively
* Over The Wall Not Just for Men: Nicole Addison (rear tire changer) is the only female over-the-wall crew member in NASCAR's top-three series. This is her third year in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS)
* Pennsylvania Native Spots for Team: Tony Hirschman III is from Northampton, Pa. and is spotter for the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team. Hirschman has spotted in NASCAR's Busch and Craftsman Truck Series the last three seasons and started spotting for his father, Tony Sr. in 1996 in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series. Hirschman has spotted in open-wheel racing, including the Indianapolis 500
* Repeat Success for Team at Dover: The No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team finished third in last year's NCTS race at Dover International Speedway after starting second and leading 13 laps early in the race. It was Cook's 23rd-career top-five finish. Cook has one top-five finish this year at Lowe's Motor Speedway two weeks ago, where he finished second for the second year in a row to Kyle Busch
* Truck No. 10-08 Returns: The No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International is bringing Truck No. 10-08 to DIS this week. This is the same truck the team finished third here last year and had such good success throughout last year (earned four top-10 finishes and nearly won the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway).
COOK ON LAST YEAR'S THIRD-PLACE FINISH:
"Coming off a third-place finish there last year, obviously we're looking to two-up that and ultimately have a win this year. We just had a fast race truck from the time we unloaded there last year. The truck was really just set up extremely well. The thing about the race was the track changes so much throughout the course of the race and in 2005 we ran our truck race after the Busch race so by the time our race came around on Saturday evening or late afternoon, there was a tremendous amount of extra rubber laid down because of the Busch race and the Nextel Cup practices that morning. The track had really changed from the time we should have run on the track and the truck tightened up with the extra rubber so I don't think we had the truck quite free enough or loose enough to ultimately win the race because of that but nevertheless, still had an awesome truck."
ppc RACING'S HISTORY AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:
* Winning Races: ppc Racing Owner, Greg Pollex has two NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) victories with drivers Jason Keller (spring 2000) and Jeff Green (fall '01). Both wins are part of ppc Racing's 10 top-10 finishes in the NBS and one top-10 finish in the NCTS with Cook ('05)
* Winning Poles: Green won the lone pole position for ppc Racing in the spring '01 NBS race. For ppc Racing, the seven-year race team has earned 13 top-10 starts in the NBS and one in the NCTS