STORY LINES LEADING INTO BRISTOL: Nashville Top-10 A Record for ppc Racing: Driver Terry Cook's 10th-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway last week was ppc Racing's ninth top-10 finish of the year, breaking last year's record of eight. The...
STORY LINES LEADING INTO BRISTOL:
Nashville Top-10 A Record for ppc Racing: Driver Terry Cook's 10th-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway last week was ppc Racing's ninth top-10 finish of the year, breaking last year's record of eight. The top-10 finish was ppc Racing's 24th-career top-10 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. With the good finish, Cook is now seventh in the NCTS driver points standings, 306 points out of first
ppc Racing in the Top-10 NASCAR Busch Series (NBS): ppc Racing Owner, Greg Pollex is seeing one of his best years in NASCAR competition with both his NCTS and NBS teams in the top-10 driver points standings.
In the NBS, driver Kenny Wallace (No. 22 AutoZone Ford Fusion) is 10th in the standings with teammate, John Andretti (No. 10 RVs.com / Camping World Ford Fusion) in 11th. Andretti is currently the leader in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings and earned his best-career NBS finish two weeks ago at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International
A Good Truck for Cook Comes to Bristol: The No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team is bringing Truck No. 10-08 to Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) Wednesday. The team has run this truck three times in 2006. BMS will mark its 11th-career start. Truck No. 10-08 is the same truck Cook crashed at Kentucky Speedway last year while leading the race with five laps to go
"Professor Cook" Teaches Rookies: Before every race weekend, the NCTS holds a rookie drivers meeting prior to the first practice session with Cook as the 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 next race. Class has been in session since February
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
Spotters Are More Important at Bristol: Close quarters and tight side-by-side racing call for spotters to be at the top of their game. For Tony Hirschman III, he is one of the best in the business. Hirschman began spotting for his father, Tony Sr. in 1996 in the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds. Hirschman has spotted in the IRL from 1999-2003 and has been in the NBS and NCTS the last three racing seasons
ppc RACING'S HISTORY AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY:
Seven drivers have started a ppc Racing car or truck at BMS. They are Jason Keller (2000-04), Jeff Green (2000-01), Scott Riggs (2002-03), Kenny Wallace (2005-06), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2005), John Andretti (2006) and Terry Cook (2004-05)
ppc Racing has 13 top-10 finishes at BMS, the last coming in April 2006 when drivers Wallace and Andretti finished eighth and ninth, respectively in the NBS
ppc Racing has four pole positions at BMS, the last coming with Riggs in the April 2003 NBS race. Riggs earned his first-career NBS pole position with ppc Racing in March 2002, where he went onto finish ninth in that race
ppc Racing has 17 top-10 starts at BMS, 15 of them coming in the NBS
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