ThorSport sets Daytona crew chief lineup

Cook, Kohuth to Head No. 13, No. 88 Teams SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two of the most-experienced crew chiefs in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history will head the ThorSport Racing effort at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway later this month, ...

Cook, Kohuth to Head No. 13, No. 88 Teams

SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two of the most-experienced crew chiefs in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history will head the ThorSport Racing effort at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway later this month, ThorSport owner Duke Thorson announced Monday.

Jerry Cook, who has been with ThorSport since the team's inception in 1996, will serve as crew chief for the No. 13 entry driven by Tina Gordon. Tim Kohuth, who has won 10 truck events as crew chief for drivers Ken Schrader, Mike Wallace and Scott Riggs since 1995, will be the crew chief for the No. 88 Menards Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tracy Hines.

"With Jerry and Tim we have two of the best crew chiefs in the series," Thorson said. "We couldn't ask for two better people to lead us as we head to Daytona as a two-truck team for the first time."

Cook has served as a crew chief for ThorSport since the 1999 season. In 2003, he led the ThorSport team to an 11th-place finish in the final series driver's point standings with Matt Crafton at the wheel. It was the best-ever result for the ThorSport team, and a career-best for Crafton.

Kohuth comes to ThorSport after a successful multi-season run with Ultra Motorsports. He headed Ultra's No. 2 truck program in 1999-2002 and became the organization's truck team general manager in 2003. Kohuth's leadership brought the team five 2003 wins with drivers Ted Musgrave (three), Jason Leffler, and Jimmy Spencer. Musgrave finished third in final driver points in the team's No. 1 truck. Several drivers teamed to finish eighth in the final owner points with the team's No. 2 entry.

ThorSport is one of the longest-running teams currently active in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). ThorSport has 170 NCTS starts since July, 1996. The team has fielded at least one truck in 152 consecutive series events.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Mike Wallace , Ted Musgrave , Scott Riggs , Matt Crafton