Cook, Power StrokeÂ® Diesel Ford Want To Take Windy City By Storm CICERO, IL (August 10, 2001) - After Terry Cook's season-best, second-place finish at IRP, and his sixth-place run at Nashville Superspeedway, the driver of the No. 29 Power ...
Cook, Power Stroke® Diesel Ford Want To Take Windy City By Storm
CICERO, IL (August 10, 2001) - After Terry Cook's season-best, second-place finish at IRP, and his sixth-place run at Nashville Superspeedway, the driver of the No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford is ready to take the, tight one-mile Chicago Motor Speedway oval.
"I am really excited to be back in Chicago for the second running of the Sears 175," said Cook. "We ended up with an eight-place finish last year even after we struggled in qualifying (22nd). We found a good set-up for the race that helped us break into the Top-5. Unfortunately, we had some problems late race that caused us to fall back to eighth."
Cook has some additional rounds to make outside the walls of the Chicago Motor Speedway as Power Stroke® Diesel's corporate headquarters are located in nearby Melrose Park, IL. Cook will tour the complex Wednesday, August 15.
"I enjoy meeting all of the people that are behind us at Power Stroke Diesel Engines," said Cook. "I have an opportunity to meet with everyone, to talk with the people who call the company home on a daily basis. It's great to have the opportunity to mingle with all of them and to personally be a part of the program they built. We would not be here if it was not for them."
Cook's company tour is just the beginning to an eventful week for Cook. He will have an early morning Thursday taking area media members on a ride in a specially built red, black and gray No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford two-seater truck around the Chicago track. According to Cook they may be in for a wild ride.
"The two-seater program is a lot of fun for me because I get to give numerous people rides," said Cook. "It gives people a perspective of what I go through every week. It's not at quite the speeds that I actually go, but it's a small idea of we do inside the truck during a race. It's going to be a thrill to give the people of Power Stroke® Diesel and Craftsman a ride in the No. 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford F-150. I don't want to say that I am going to scare them, but they will remember it for a long time."
Cook hopes he'll also be able to give everyone something to remember in the Sears Craftsman 175, Saturday, August 18.
"I'm glad we are able to go back to Chicago Motor Speedway for numerous reasons," said Cook. "Being in the back yard of Power Stroke® Diesel's headquarters and at the back door of Craftsman's, we are hoping to keep our luck going and have even better finishes than we have had the last couple of weeks. I have a good feel for getting around the tight corners and long straight-aways of Chicago Motor Speedway."
Cook and his Power Stroke® Diesel team will take the green flag in the Sears Craftsman 175 Saturday, August 18, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The NCTS event will be telecast live by ESPN and broadcast on MRN Radio.