Cook, East married in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 13, 2000) Veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor Terry Cook finalized a lifetime partnership agreement when he married ESPN pit road reporter, Amy East, in a private ceremony held at the Paris Hotel ...

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 13, 2000) Veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor Terry Cook finalized a lifetime partnership agreement when he married ESPN pit road reporter, Amy East, in a private ceremony held at the Paris Hotel Wednesday, December 6.


<small>NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Terry Cook and ESPN pit road reporter Amy East were married in a private ceremony at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on December 6. The couple will reside in Indianapolis, IN upon their return from a Honeymoon in Hawaii. (Motorsports Management Group photo)

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The wedding vows were followed with a reception and dinner hosted by the bride's parents, Bob and Janice East. The newlyweds left on a honeymoon trip to Maui the day after the Las Vegas wedding ceremony. Upon their return, the couple will reside in Indianapolis, IN. where East is set to continue her career at ESPN. Cook, meanwhile, is still looking at his options for the 2001 season. "There's a lot that's up in the air in my professional life right now," said Cook, who enters the 2001 campaign without a commitment for a full-time ride. "On the personal side, my life has never been better. Amy has been totally supportive of my career and is a great sounding board for the different opportunities I've had to consider. Growing up in motorsports with her dad's Beast Chassis business, Amy has a great appreciation for what I go through in pursuing my career. Amy has been invaluable in helping me make the right decisions. Hopefully, we'll have some decisions to make right after the holidays." Cook finished the 2000 season driving for K-Automotive and while he would like to see a sponsor come forward that would allow the relationship to continue, he's still looking at all options keeping an open mind as to what he will end up doing in 2001. "I really would love to be with the Keselowski's next year," said Cook, who closed out the year with a strong seventh-place effort at California in the #29 K-Automotive mount. "But I also understand you have to have sponsorship to run and if another good situation came my way, I'd have to look at it very carefully. It would have to be something that guarantees me that I could run the entire season in the Truck or the Busch Series. I'd want to know that the team has the resources and people to run competitively, week in and week out. I'm at a point in my career where I need to be able to show what I'm capable of." Above all, however, Cook is looking forward to his life with his new bride. "Amy is a wonderful woman and I couldn't be happier right now," said Cook. "I know that whatever happens along the way, she'll be there for me and I will be there for her. That's the most important thing. The rest of the stuff, her career and mine, will take care of itself."

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