Terry Cook wins extended Loudon race

Loudon, NH -- Terry Cook scored his third Craftsman Truck Series win of the season on the one-mile oval at New Hampshire by holding off a charging Dennis Setzer. Pole sitter Jason Leffler, who now has a series leading seven Bud Pole Awards, was...

Loudon, NH -- Terry Cook scored his third Craftsman Truck Series win of the season on the one-mile oval at New Hampshire by holding off a charging Dennis Setzer.

Pole sitter Jason Leffler, who now has a series leading seven Bud Pole Awards, was leading late in the race and appeared to finally be on his way to his first career CTS victory.

As Leffler was making a pass on the No. 03 car driven by Tom Carey with 31 laps remaining, Carey's car dropped low and sent Leffler's No. 2 Dodge sideways. A dejected Leffler was unable to finish the race.

With Leffler's departure from the top spot, Cook staked claim and never looked back. However, the finale was far from simple for the veteran driver.

With four laps left to run the No 4 Dodge driven by Brian Rose met the outside retaining wall hard, bringing out the fifth caution flag.

With the race delayed for cleanup, extra laps were added to the original 200 because as stated in the CTS rulebook, all races must finish under a green-white-checkered flag. The race restarted on lap 205.

Terry Cook and his No. 29 Ford team were leary of a low fuel cell, but after running the entire 207 lap event, Cook was able cross the checkered first and grab the win.

David Starr, current points leader Ted Musgrave and current Raybestos Rookie of the Year points leader, Brendan Gaughan closed out the top-five.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , David Starr , Ted Musgrave , Brian Rose , Terry Cook , Brendan Gaughan