STORY LINES LEADING INTO MARTINSVILLE: Winning Truck Heads to Atlanta: When the points race is close and you need a little extra confidence going into the next race, why not take a truck you know can get you to Victory Lane? That's exactly what...
STORY LINES LEADING INTO MARTINSVILLE:
Winning Truck Heads to Atlanta: When the points race is close and you need a little extra confidence going into the next race, why not take a truck you know can get you to Victory Lane? That's exactly what the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International team was thinking when they chose to take chassis No. 11, the truck that Terry Cook pulled into Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway this past July. Cook also raced that same truck in Kentucky and Las Vegas earlier this year and finished 16th in both races.
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 think the biggest reason truck racing is good at Atlanta is the shape and the configuration of the track. The track has a tremendous amount of banking and the asphalt has aged just the right amount where it promotes good grip from the bottom of the track all the way up to the fence. Not only the people that race the trucks, but anybody that races there likes being able to race all over the track. It provides great side-by-side racing. I think we'll see a lot of that come Saturday night. With just four races until the champion is crowned, everyone is fighting for every position. That high stress level usually makes for some exciting racing and Atlanta, with its multi-groove track, is just the place to do it."
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