Nashville: Terry Cook preview

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford hope to continue NCTS points climb. LEBANON, TN (August 5, 2002) - Now just five points out of first place in the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship standings after winning his fourth race of the...

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford hope to continue NCTS points climb.

LEBANON, TN (August 5, 2002) - Now just five points out of first place in the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship standings after winning his fourth race of the year at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Terry Cook returns to Music City USA with his Power Stroke Diesel Ford looking for another victory in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend.

"We have worked our hearts out to get back what we lost at the beginning of the season," said Cook. "This is a very special team and if we can pull off the championship at the end of the season, it will be really something. Right now though, we are just focusing on continuing our momentum at Nashville and getting another solid finish."

Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel started and finished sixth in the inaugural NCTS event at Nashville a year ago. The Indianapolis, IN resident is hoping to improve on those marks this time at the 1.33-mile tri-oval superspeedway.

"We have our short track program down pat, but we've been working on our superspeedway packages because we are a little off in that area," said Cook. "I ran decent at Nashville last season and I know this K-Automotive team is pumped up to give me a great truck, so we should be good."

As the driver with most wins in the Truck Series this season, Cook is finally starting to see the results of seven-years of hard work, determination, a good team and a great sponsor.

"I've had some ups and downs in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series division," said Cook. "Most of my career I was in underfunded equipment. It was not until this year that I have had a full-blown sponsor backing my efforts. It was a situation at the end of the 2000 season that I was out of a ride and the Keselowski's sponsor went away. We were unsponsored in 2001 until midseason when Power Stroke Diesel came on board to be our biggest supporter. It's been a great marriage and I'm happy to be where I'm at today."

Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford will return to action in the Federated Auto Parts 200 Saturday, August 10, at Nashville (TN) Superspeedway. The event will be telecast by ESPN and broadcast live on MRN Radio at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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