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Chris Cook (racing driver)

Chris Cook (born December 23, 1971)[1] is an American professional race car driver and driving instructor, who instructs at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and competes irregularly in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and other racing series, specializing in road course racing.

Chris Cook
Born (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 47)
Phoenix, Arizona
NASCAR Cup Series career
5 races run over 4 years
Car no., teamNo. 51 (Rick Ware Racing)
2018 position45th
Best finish45th (2018)
First race2005 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sears Point)
Last race2018 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
15 races run over 7 years
2016 position84th
Best finish78th (2006)
First race1999 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)
Last race2016 Zippo 200 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2018.

Racing careerEdit

Cook was the youngest driver to become a chief instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.[2] He has competed in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship and in late model stock cars at Nashville Speedway USA,[3] as well as in selected NASCAR events, and in the Formula D championship.[4] Cook is best known in drifting for a wreck at the 2007 NOPI Drift Los Angeles in which his Dodge Viper flipped, knocking Cook unconscious.[5]

After making a name for himself as an instructor for NASCAR drivers in road course racing,[2] including instructing Tony Stewart in the art of road course driving,[6] Cook made his debut in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2005 at Infineon Raceway, driving for Joe Nemechek and finishing 28th.[7][8] He failed to qualify for several other races in 2005, 2006 and 2011 before qualifying for the 2011 Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon, substituting for Tomy Drissi in the Max Q Motorsports #37,[9] and finishing 27th.[10] He is one of the drivers referred to as a "road course ringer", specialist drivers who often replace regular NASCAR drivers at the two road course races on the tour schedule.[11]

Cook has also competed in twelve races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly the NASCAR Busch Series) between 1999 and 2009, with a best finish of 20th at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City in 2006 while driving for John McNelly.[12]

Cook has also competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona, running for Rick Ware Racing in the 2012 edition of the event;[13] he finished 38th in the race. Later in 2012 he returned to the Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota for Humphrey Smith Racing at Sonoma Raceway,[14] finishing 42nd; he also drove for Rick Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen International in August.[15]

In 2018, Cook returned to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Ware, driving his No. 51 entry.[16]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2005 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
28
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 72nd 79
2006 BAM Racing 49 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2009 Front Row Motorsports 37 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 79th 0
2011 Max Q Motorsports 37 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON
27
DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 48th 17
2012 Humphrey Smith Racing 19 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
42
KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN
41
MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 74th 5
2018 Rick Ware Racing 51 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON
31
CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 45th 6

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
1999 Sasser Motorsports 65 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV
DNQ
BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN
39
MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 128th 46
2005 NEMCO Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY CAL MXC
26
LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN
24
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 96th 176
2006 Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Dodge DAY CAL MXC
20
LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH 78th 316
Chevy PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
Curb Agajanian Performance Group 43 Dodge NSH
28
KEN
30
MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN
34
MCH BRI CAL RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2008 MSRP Motorsports 90 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC
40
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN
43
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 123rd 77
2009 R3 Motorsports 23 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN
31
114th 144
MSRP Motorsports 90 Chevy GLN
QL
MCH BRI CGV
41
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX
JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Toyota PHO
43
HOM
2011 Rick Ware Racing 75 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN
QL
CGV
QL
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM NA -
2012 15 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN
37
CGV
39
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 97th 5
2016 MBM Motorsports 40 Dodge DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN
40
MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 84th 1
- Qualified for Mike Bliss· - Qualified for Tomy Drissi

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

24 Hours of DaytonaEdit

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2012 GT 15   Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang   Timmy Hill
  Jeffrey Earnhardt
  Doug Harrington
  John Ware
256 51 DNF 38 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NASCAR Drivers – Chris Cook". NBC Sports. STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Marty (3 January 2002). "Road Warrior: Chris Cook teaches Cup drivers". NASCAR.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  3. ^ "Chris Cook". Thousand Oaks, CA: RacingWest. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  4. ^ "Chris Cook Slides Into Formula D". IGN Cars. San Francisco, CA: IGN Entertainment. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  5. ^ Kaehler, Justin (5 July 2007). "NOPI Drift Los Angeles". IGN Cars. San Francisco, CA: IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  6. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (23 June 2004). "Tony Stewart: Dodge/Save Mart 350 preview". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  7. ^ "Nemechek hands driving coach Cup opportunity". Crash.net. Little London, Silverstone, Northants: Crash Media Group. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  8. ^ "2005 Official Race Results : Dodge/Save Mart 350". NASCAR.com. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  9. ^ Adamczyk, Jay. "#37 Team News and Links". Jayski.com. ESPN. Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  10. ^ "2011 Official Race Results : Toyota/Save Mart 350". NASCAR.com. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  11. ^ Coble, Don (24 June 2006). "Chevrolet takes road-course "ringers" to a new level at Infineon". Savannah Morning News. Savannah, GA: Morris Communications. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  12. ^ Adamczyk, Jay. "2006 Telcel-Motorola 200 presented by Banamex - Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez". Jayski.com. ESPN. Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  13. ^ Marquis, Andy (January 27, 2012). "Port Tobacco's Timmy Hill to Compete in Rolex 24 at Daytona". TheBayNet.com. Lexington Park, Maryland. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  14. ^ Telford, Todd (June 21, 2012). "Marin Motor Sports: Novato native gets a chance to shine on big stage". Marin Independent Journal. San Rafael, CA. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  15. ^ "Zippo 200 at The Glen Entry List". Motor Racing Network. August 6, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  16. ^ Nguyen, Justin (2018-06-19). "Chris Cook, Tomy Drissi return to Cup Series at Sonoma". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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