Terry Cook to visit middle school

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford to visit Madison Middle School. MADISON, IL - Terry Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford hope to deliver a victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Gateway International Raceway Sunday, May...

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford to visit Madison Middle School.

MADISON, IL - Terry Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford hope to deliver a victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Gateway International Raceway Sunday, May 5. While winning the 200-mile event on the 1.25-mile Gateway oval could turn out to be a tough task, Cook is a sure bet to deliver a solid message to 374 Madison Middle School children when he visits the school prior to the race.

"The visit to Madison Middle School allows me to be a part of something very special," said Cook of the Thursday, May 2 appearance. "I really enjoy using the position I've gained through racing to help people, especially kids. I remember how tough it can be when you are at middle school age. I want to share my experiences with the students and express the importance of being focused, setting goals and staying in school. The possibilities are endless when you set your mind to it. I won't be there to preach about anything. We'll just talk about chasing your dreams like I did. We've got a lot of cool stuff planned, so it's going to be a very fun day for everyone."

Madison Middle School principal Byron Walter and school district superintendent Dr. Gary J. Allison were receptive to having Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford show vehicle on hand at the school.

"We have an interactive morning planned for the students," said Mr. Walter. "We're going to have a Power Stroke Diesel race truck parked outside the gymnasium and there will be a video presentation about Terry and other visual aids to tell his story. I'm sure when the students see Terry and the truck in action on the video, it's going to get their attention. Throughout the presentation, Terry is going to ask the students questions and give prizes for the correct answers. There's no doubt our students will be on the edge of their seats for this assembly."

"It's always special when we can present the students with an unusual educational opportunity," said Dr. Allison. "It is beneficial for students to realize they have unlimited, exciting opportunities in life. Having Terry and his wife, ESPN motorsports reporter Amy East, at Madison Middle School will give our students a perspective on different career choices available to them. This is a great event for our school system and we'd like to thank Power Stroke Diesel, Ford Racing, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Gateway International Raceway for bringing Terry to Madison Middle School."

Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford will visit Madison Middle School Thursday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. The Pittsboro (IN) resident, who finished third in last year's Gateway NCTS clash, will take the green flag in the Ram Tough 200 Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be telecast by ESPN and broadcast live on MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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