Cook, Power StrokeÂ® Diesel Ford ready to make more memories at Milwaukee. WEST ALLIS, WI (June 22, 2002) - Looking back on Terry Cook's career, some of his most memorable racing moments have come at the famed Milwaukee Mile. The seven-year...
Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford ready to make more memories at Milwaukee.
WEST ALLIS, WI (June 22, 2002) - Looking back on Terry Cook's career, some of his most memorable racing moments have come at the famed Milwaukee Mile. The seven-year NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran's first series start came at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds oval in 1996 and last year, Cook and his K-Automotive Ford team announced a sponsorship association with Power Stroke® Diesel engines at the famed oval.
"It's always exciting to go back to Milwaukee, because there's a lot of history there for Terry Cook," said Cook, who will pilot the No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford by International in the GNC Live Well 200 NCTS event at Milwaukee this weekend. "The first race I ever ran in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was in 1996 at the Milwaukee Mile. I soldiered on that day to finish 12th-place which was a big accomplishment for me at the time.
"To be able to announce our International Power Stroke Diesel brand at Milwaukee last year might have been the biggest day of my career," Cook continued. "To finally have a full primary sponsorship program put together for the first time in my racing career was really special."
Last season, Cook scored one of his best Milwaukee finishes rallying to a fourth-place finish in the GNC Live Well 200. According to the Indianapolis, IN resident, there's a trick to get around the one-mile Milwaukee oval.
"Milwaukee promotes great racing and it's probably one of the flattest tracks we run on," said Cook. "It's a track you can easily overdrive. You have to be aggressive to get underneath trucks, but you have to be careful getting into the corners and not drive in to deep. If you drive in to deep on a flat track like Milwaukee, the front end will start sliding. You will lose a lot of time on a given lap. It's also a hard braking track. Handling and downforce of the vehicle are the key to success there. You have to have good brakes, a good motor, but the key is handling."
Cook will also have the services of 'Lucky Dog' at Milwaukee. The truck is his favorite in the stable of Power Stroke Diesel Fords and earlier this season produced a win at Gateway International Speedway.
"We raced Lucky Dog in nearly half the races last season and almost won with it at Nazareth and Indianapolis," said Cook. "This year, it's proven to be our best truck again winning at Gateway. It's my favorite truck and it's perfect for Milwaukee."
Cook and his Power Stroke Diesel Ford by International will take the green flag in the GNC Live Well 200 Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. MRN Radio will also carry the event on more than 350 stations nationwide including the American Armed Forces Network.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE COMPANY
International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). International Truck and Engine is a leading producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, and a provider of parts and service sold under the International® brand. The company also is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. Additionally, through a joint venture with Ford Motor Company, the company will build medium commercial trucks and currently sells and services truck and diesel engine parts. International Truck and Engine has the broadest distribution network in the industry. Financing for customers and dealers is provided through a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar. Additional information can be found on the company's Web site at www.InternationalDelivers.com.