Indianapolis, IN -- Terry Cook won his fourth race of the season Friday night under the lights on the half-mile track at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Cook won the Bud Pole Award for the 200 lap event and as the night progressed, Cook and his No. 29...
Indianapolis, IN -- Terry Cook won his fourth race of the season Friday night under the lights on the half-mile track at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Cook won the Bud Pole Award for the 200 lap event and as the night progressed, Cook and his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford crew proved they were the dominate truck to beat.
Cook brought home the K-Automotive Racing team entrant in front of his sponsors Power Stroke Diesel parent company International who along with Ford Trucks were the sponsors of the race: "There is one race that you want to win all year long and that's the Power Stroke Diesel 200," said Cook. I just can't think of a better way to help cap off this awesome season at my home track, Power Stroke's home track, and have to have all the people from Power Stroke here to celebrate with us, that's just awesome. The Power Stroke Diesel Ford was awesome today."
After the drop of the green, pole-sitter Cook, who ran the second groove of the track all race long, jumped out to a solid lead over second place Jason Leffler. Leffler, driving the No, 2 ASE Dodge, drove yet another strong race and muscled home to a second place finish.
The final 10 laps of the race gave fans their money's worth. After a caution for an accident involving the trucks of Brian Ross in the 70, Angie Wilson in the 5, and the No. 8 of Bill Lester, the race restarted on lap 193. With a single file restart in play, the field lined up one by one for the final green flag of the night.
Just when it seemed all drivers had been able to cleanly claim their own position, the white flag flew. On the final lap of the race, a multi-truck accident involving the No. 1 Dodge of Ted Musgrave, the 46 of Dennis Setzer, the lapped truck of Petty Enterprises Carlos Contreras, 16 of Mike Bliss and the No. 50 Ford of Jon Wood who ran strong in the top-10 throughout the night, brought a tough end to a sizzling day.
With the accident, former Winston Cup Champion Darryl Waltrip was able to capitalize after he hopped back behind the wheel of a truck for the second time this season. Waltrip, reliving the good old' days in his Orange No. 17 Tide ride, powered his way to a strong and very impressive sixth.
Another new face in CTS field at IRP was that of Winston Cup car owner, Andy Petree. Petree driving the No. 33, ran strong most of the night and led on one occasion after the race restarted on lap 93 after a caution flag. On lap 150 while running third, Petree was taken out of contention when he and the No. 60 of Travis Kvapil got together battling over the third spot. Kvapil held on and claimed the third spot after the checkered fell.