Texas takes its toll on Cook, Power StrokeÂ® Diesel Ford. JUSTIN, TX (September 13, 2002) - After running as high as second in the Silverado 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, Terry Cook finished 22nd when the engine expired in his No. 29 Power Stroke...
Texas takes its toll on Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford.
JUSTIN, TX (September 13, 2002) - After running as high as second in the Silverado 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, Terry Cook finished 22nd when the engine expired in his No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford on the 113th circuit.
"Texas seems to get us every time," said Cook. "It's just unfortunate for this Power Stroke Diesel Ford team. We've had some really bad luck this season, but we've bounced back every time. We are just going to keep doing what we've been doing and that's winning races. We are still not worrying about the points. There are a number of races left and anything can happen. We'll pick up and go right back to racing at one of my favorite short tracks, South Boston."
Cook was a strong second before pitting for four tires on the 60th-circuit in the 146-lap event at the 1.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway.
"Before we made our first pit stop, we were really strong and were able to break into the Top-5," said Cook. "After our last stop before our engine gave up, the truck was wiggly and it seemed like it wanted to come out from under me. One time I almost stuffed it into the wall, but was able to hang on to it. The truck was just starting to come around before our night ended abruptly."
Texas Motor Speedway has provided a major heartache for the five-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck winner on more than one occasion.
"Tonight seems like déjà vu," said Cook. "Last season, I had an engine expire, but that time we stuck it in the wall. I've seemed to have bad luck each time out here at TMS. Last spring, we damaged our best superspeedway truck in practice. It's just unfortunate because we always run great here, but we just haven't had the finishing results that we are capable of." Cook's 22nd-place effort earned him $8,535. The seven year NCTS veteran is now fourth in the championship standings, 85 markers out of first. The Indianapolis resident will return to action Saturday, September 21 at South Boston (VA) Speedway. The Hardee's 250 will take the green flag at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will be telecast live by ESPN. MRN Radio will also broadcast the event as it happens.