Homestead: Terry Cook preview

MIAMI, FL (November 12, 2003) - With the 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season under wraps at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Terry Cook and the No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford team want to conclude the season with their best finish of the year at...

MIAMI, FL (November 12, 2003) - With the 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season under wraps at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Terry Cook and the No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford team want to conclude the season with their best finish of the year at the reconfigured 1.5-mile oval.

"Homestead-Miami Speedway is a fast track with a lot of grip," said Cook whose best finish this season is seventh occurring at The Milwaukee Mile, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway respectively. "The comparison of the track last season to this year is that there is no comparison. You are going from a finesse track that we've had here before to a high speed high-banked drive it in really deep track. The track's banking has increased progressively from the bottom to the top in the turns with 18-degree at the bottom, 19 degrees in the middle and 20 degrees at the top."

Entering Homestead-Miami Speedway ninth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points standings, Cook has collected 13 Top-10s and two Bud Pole Awards looking to end the season on a high note.

"You are only as good as your last race we always say," said Cook. "With the last NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race upon us, we definitely want to end this season with a top finish. It's been a tough year for us."

After K-Automotive concluded an optional NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series test session last Monday at the 1.5-mile oval, Cook has an idea of what Homestead-Miami Speedway has in store for the 134-lap event Friday.

"It is definitely going to be one of the best races of the season," said Cook. "It doesn't matter if you run on top or on the bottom of the track. We had early indications that the more rubber that is laid down on the track the faster and faster you go. They have made some really nice improvements here and I think the fans are going to benefit the most."

Cook and the No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford team take the green flag in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time. The event will be telecast live on Speed Channel and broadcast live on MRN Radio nationwide.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook