WEST ALLIS, WI (June 30, 2001) - Excellent pit stops and a strong performance by the No. 29 K-Automotive truck named "Lucky Dog" boosted Terry Cook to a fourth-place finish in the GNC LiveWell 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at The ...
WEST ALLIS, WI (June 30, 2001) - Excellent pit stops and a strong performance by the No. 29 K-Automotive truck named "Lucky Dog" boosted Terry Cook to a fourth-place finish in the GNC LiveWell 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at The Milwaukee Mile Saturday.
"Lucky Dog is my favorite truck and it was just awesome all day long," said Cook. "We started fifth and had spectacular pit stops all day. I can't say enough about our guys. They put on a great show here at The Milwaukee Mile and my hat's off to them."
Cook wasted little time getting to the front of the pack taking over the runner-up spot on Lap 58 after a lightning fast pit stop. Cook managed to stay in front never falling out of the Top-5 all day long, thanks in great part to superior strategy by his K-Automotive team.
" I had great calls from crew chief Bob Keselowski," said Cook. "We were discussing our strategy for our last pit stop of the day and we knew we were going to have to pit. Bob said to stay out some more laps because he thought we might get a caution. Fortunately, we got it and were able to take on right tires at Lap 165."
Back under green, Cook did his best to wrestle the third position from Travis Kvapil over the final laps only to come up less than a truck length at the finish.
"We were not able to beat Travis out of the pits and we ended up fourth instead of third," Cook stated. "We were faster than him, but we didn't get by him at the end."
The effort was Cook's seventh Top-10 of the season and has the team looking forward to next week when they will debut a new sponsorship association with Power Stroke® Diesel Engines.
"This weekend has been spectacular," said Cook. "We had a great press conference and vehicle unveiling for the media and our good friends at Power Stroke® Diesel Racing. Power Stroke® Diesel will be on board with the K-Automotive team for the next six races. We had John Dykas in the pits with us today after the public unveiling on the Milwaukee concourse. He was able to get up close and personal with the jobs we perform week in and week out. The team would have like nothing more than to have put the No. 29 Power Stroke® Ford in Victory Lane. Next week, we will want it more than ever because of our newly formed relationship with Power Stroke® Diesel Racing."
Cook's efforts earned $15,825 in prize money and kept him in seventh-place in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season standings, 184 markers behind leader Joe Ruttman.
Cook and his No 29 Power Stroke® Diesel Ford will take the green flag in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Saturday July 7. The 12th of 24 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events this season will be telecast on ESPN and broadcast by MRN Radio.