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Terry Cook Pulling All the Stops to Get Monkey Off His Back for Chicagoland * This marks the Inaugural race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway. The teams will take to the 1.5-mile tri-oval for an extended practice...

Terry Cook Pulling All the Stops to Get Monkey Off His Back for Chicagoland

* This marks the Inaugural race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway. The teams will take to the 1.5-mile tri-oval for an extended practice session on Thursday, August 27th to learn the race track.

* Cook will be racing the HT Motorsports Toyota Tundra Chassis that was called Demon, now named Jimmy, for the Inaugural race at Chicagoland Speedway. Cook raced it in Kentucky (15th) and Nashville (19th) earlier this season. v In 168 Speedway races, Cook has four wins, three poles, 16 top-five and 65 top-10 finishes. He has led 514 laps on this particular type of race track.

Inaugural Race at Chicagoland: "NASCAR is spreading our roots to make the sport bigger by sending us to larger venues in more northern regions like Chicago. I think that shows a lot of commitment on their part to the Camping World Truck Series. I'm glad to see that too! Most teams have tested in Chicago so this won't be their first time on the race track there; however it will be most team's first racing experience. We are hoping for a great new crowd there and to create some excitement for the fans for many more years to come."

Nationwide Series Gives Advantage: "Earlier this year we raced the Nationwide Series at Chicagoland Speedway. I had forgotten how rough the track was. It was hard on the tires and bumpy it felt like. We were able to bring that knowledge to our Camping World Truck Series operation and will keep that in mind when preparing our setup. Our truck has run well at 1.5-mile speedways so I have confidence that this weekend will be the same thing for us. We just have to put a complete package together and finish the race without some of the bad luck we have been having lately. We will take any advantage we can get when it comes to getting something on the competition."

Changing the Name of the Race Truck: "We changed the name of the truck from Demon to Jimmy this week. I'm not really superstitious but right now we are trying anything we can to get this monkey off our back. At this point, we will try anything to get rid of the bad luck. We lit a candle in the shop near the truck and let it burn all day. Maybe that will help too! We have been having some really good runs but it seems that things beyond our control are keeping us from finishing where we are racing. So this week we hope to turn that around any way we can."

-credit: htm

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Series NASCAR Truck
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