South Boston: Terry Cook preview

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford prepped for South Boston battle. SOUTH BOSTON, VA (September 16, 2002) - South Boston Speedway will set the stage for the next round of battle in the race for the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship.

Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford prepped for South Boston battle.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (September 16, 2002) - South Boston Speedway will set the stage for the next round of battle in the race for the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. After a mechanical failure and a 22nd-place finish at the most recent event in Texas, title contender Terry Cook knows the biggest challenge at the South Boston bullring will be keeping the fenders on the No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford by International.

"I love South Boston and I think it's a track where the Power Stroke Diesel Ford will run well at," said Cook. "I'm excited because obviously it's a short track and that's my favorite type of racing. We have an awesome short track package. We are hoping to maximize our points by bringing home a solid finish."

Cook's 2002 NCTS short track credentials include fifth at Martinsville, second at Memphis, first at Indianapolis Raceway Park and fifth at Richmond. Last season Cook started 15th and finished seventh at South Boston, the 45-year-old facility that prides itself as 'America's Hometown Track.' Cook's only concern this time will be about avoiding getting tangled into someone else's web.

"I guess the thing that concerns me at South Boston is the fact that you can get caught up in a wreck not of your own doing because the track there is so very narrow," said Cook. "This is a track where the driver and the spotter have to be on their toes. You have to use your head by being patient, yet be aggressive all at the same time."

The Indianapolis resident currently sits fourth in the NCTS championship chase, just 85 markers out of first. In 17 starts, Cook has two Bud Pole Awards, four wins, eight Top-5s and 14 Top-10s with South Boston as his next target.

"South Boston is a critical track left on the schedule and it is one where you can get into trouble in a hurry," said Cook. "It's all about finishing the race, using your head to keep the momentum going. This Power Stroke Diesel team is extremely focused on each race because we know how much our efforts could be awarded in the end."

The Hardee's 250 at South Boston Speedway will take the green flag Saturday, September 21. The event will be telecast by ESPN2 and broadcast live on MRN Radio at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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.

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