STORY LINES LEADING INTO TEXAS: *Second Place Finish in Atlanta: After an exciting three lap dash to the finish, Terry Cook climbed out of his truck having run out of time and finishing second at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Unsatisfied with second,...
STORY LINES LEADING INTO TEXAS:
*Second Place Finish in Atlanta: After an exciting three lap dash to the finish, Terry Cook climbed out of his truck having run out of time and finishing second at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Unsatisfied with second, Cook told the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team, the truck was so fast in Atlanta, he wanted to take it to Texas and get the win that eluded them. Loading up chassis No. 11, the same truck that went to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway in July, gives the team the confidence they need heading to Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile tri-oval.
*Texas Sized Experience: They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when you are talking about Terry Cook's experience on the track, that old saying holds true. In 17 starts on the Fort Worth, TX track, Cook finished in the top-10 five times and started in the top-10 seven times, with an average start of 14.1 and an average finish of 16.7. He has also completed 84.5% of all laps possible, including leading 68 laps. In his last race at Texas Motor Speedway in June 2006, Cook started on the outside pole and, after an accident, rallied back to a 16th place finish.
*Pennsylvania Police Officers on Team: Crew members Bill Cahill and Marty Brice have full-time jobs as a sergeant with the Westtown-East Goshin Regional and Coatesville (Pa.) Police Departments, respectively. On the weekends, however, both Cahill and Brice spend their time working on the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team. Cahill was part of a team called to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001
*Breaking the Barriers for Women: Nicole Addison is leading the way for women to enter NASCAR with aspirations to serve as over-the-wall crew members. Addison is the rear tire changer for the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team and is the only female over-the-wall crew member in NASCAR's top-three series. This is her second full-time year in the NCTS
*"Professor Cook" Teaches Rookies: Before every race weekend, the NCTS holds a rookie drivers meeting prior to the first practice session and Terry Cook serves as their professor. Cook teaches the rookies everything from the racing line to avoiding trouble in the corners. On a typical race weekend, there are more than 10 Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year contenders attempting to qualify for the race. Class has been in session since February
COOK ON HIS PREDICTIONS OF THE RACE:
"I've had a lot of laps at Texas but not a lot of great runs. It seems like something always happens late in the race that ruins a potential great finish for us. In the spring we took chassis No. 11 to Texas and that truck was just phenomenal to race. We sat on the outside pole but early on we got caught up in an accident on pit road and it took us out of contention. We had a truck I thought was capable of winning the race that day so we took it to Kansas in July and did finally get that win! Going back to Texas with the same truck we are planning to redeem ourselves from the last trip. This is a big race for Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International because they have so many customers in the area. It's definitely a place where we expect to run great!"
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