STORY LINES LEADING INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE: Breaking the Barriers for Women: Nicole Addison is leading the way for women to enter NASCAR with aspirations to serve as over-the-wall crew members. Addison is the rear tire changer for the No. 10 Ford...
STORY LINES LEADING INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Breaking the Barriers for Women: Nicole Addison is leading the way for women to enter NASCAR with aspirations to serve as over-the-wall crew members. Addison is the rear tire changer for the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team and is the only female over-the-wall crew member in NASCAR's top-three series. This is her second full-time year in the NCTS
"Professor Cook" Teaches Rookies: Before every race weekend, the NCTS holds a rookie drivers meeting prior to the first practice session with Terry Cook as the professor. Cook teaches the rookies everything from the racing line to avoiding trouble in the corners. On a typical race weekend, there are more than 10 Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year contenders attempting to qualify for the next race. Class has been in session since February
Veteran Spotter Leads Team: Every position on a race team is very important and there is no exception to the team's spotter. For Tony Hirschman III, he is one of the best in the business. Hirschman began spotting for his father, Tony Sr. in 1996 in the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds, including at New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS). Hirschman spotted for IRL teams from 1999-2003 and most recently with the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) before joining the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International race team this year
A Brand New Truck Comes to NHIS: Truck No. 10-14 will make its NCTS debut at NHIS. This is the latest truck in the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International fleet
ppc Racing a Winning Team at NHIS: ppc Racing is no stranger to Victory Lane at NHIS. ppc Racing driver Jason Keller won the 2001 NBS race after starting fourth. He led 16 of 200 laps with teammate, Jeff Green finishing fourth. The win marked ppc Racing Owner, Greg Pollex's second NBS win at NHIS (other victory in 1995 with driver Chad Little)
COOK ON HIS 2002 VICTORY AT NHIS:
"It was actually our third win of the year. We finished up the fourth win of the year at Indianapolis. Yeah, it was during that summer stretch of 2002 it just seemed like we couldn't do a whole lot wrong. Everything was clicking and going our way. We qualified second for the race and kind of settled in to running third or fourth for the majority of the race and found ourselves running second late in the race when the leader experienced problems and we took the lead I like with 45, 46 laps to go and led all the way up until to a green-white-checker shootout. At that point the track was heavily oiled down. They had speedy dry all over Turns 1 and 2 and they had a modified race ready to go right after us so we went back to green with a less-than-favorable-track condition and had to hold off Dennis Setzer on the green-white-checker, which was a feat in itself but to race on a beach-type road course or track at that point with speedy dry all over it was tough but I was able to do it."
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