Cook, Power StrokeÂ® Diesel Ford survive wild Texas weekend. FORT WORTH, TX (June 7, 2002) - A pair of misfortunate run-ins relegated Terry Cook and his No. 29 Power StrokeÂ® Diesel Ford by International to a 13th-place finish in the O'Reilly...
Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford survive wild Texas weekend.
FORT WORTH, TX (June 7, 2002) - A pair of misfortunate run-ins relegated Terry Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford by International to a 13th-place finish in the O'Reilly 400K NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday.
"I guess to come back to finish 13th after all we had to go through is not a bad thing for our Power Stroke Diesel Ford team," said Cook. "Wow, I hope this is the lowest of lows. Our bad luck started on Lap 4 when I was following Mike Bliss and all the sudden the truck started coming around on me. I chased it up the track. I thought I was going to save it, but Bliss and Brian Rose started wrecking in front of me leaving me with nowhere to go."
Despite several trips to pit road for repairs, Cook was able to rally into the Top-10 at Lap 60. Unfortunately, the Indianapolis resident found himself back in trouble on the 98th circuit when he collided with Jon Wood's truck.
"I got in the back of the Jon Wood and that knocked a hole in the right front of my truck," said Cook. "The wrecks were just all around us tonight and we did our best to avoid the carnage. Unfortunately, we got a piece of them here and there. To come away with a 13th-place finish is still better than not finishing the race."
Cook completed 166 of 167 laps contested earning $13,065 for solid team effort. Now, 10th in the 2002 NCTS championship point standings, Cook is 184 points out of the top spot.
"We may have come out of this with a decent finish, but we're going home with two trucks that are pretty torn up," said Cook, who also crashed his primary truck in practice prior to the event. "We were at a high and we want to get back to that. We got a lot of work to do. I know the K-Automotive team will rebound."
Next up for Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford is the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event will be telecast live on ESPN. MRN Radio will also carry the event on more than 350 stations worldwide including the American Armed Forces Network.