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Terry Cook (born February 26, 1968) is an American former stock car driver, best known for his time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now Gander Outdoors Truck Series). He is married to former Craftsman Truck pit reporter Amy East, and brother-in-law to driver Bobby East. He is currently the spotter and driver coach for driver John Wes Townley and Athenian Motorsports, after serving as the competition director for Red Horse Racing.[1]

Terry Cook
TerryCookMilwaukee2009.jpg
Cook in 2009
Born (1968-02-26) February 26, 1968 (age 51)
Sylvania, Ohio
Achievements1989 Flat Rock Speedway Track Champion

1990 Flat Rock Speedway Track Champion 1992 Toledo Speedway Track Champion 1995 Sandusky Speedway Track Champion

Most consecutive Camping World Truck Series starts (298)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish59th (2010)
First race2010 Food City 500 (Bristol)
Last race2010 Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
27 races run over 2 years
2009 position54th
Best finish54th (2009)
First race2008 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Last race2009 Ford 300 (Homestead)
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
314 races run over 14 years
2009 position13th
Best finish7th (2001)
First race1996 Sears Auto Center 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race2009 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
First win1998 Stevens Beil / Genuine Car Parts 200 (Flemington)
Last win2006 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
6 112 8
Statistics current as of February 3, 2012.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Terry Cook is the son of Harold Cook, a former driver and mechanic, and Laureen Cook. He also has a brother Jerry (not to be confused with the NASCAR Hall of Famer of the same name), who competed in a single Truck Series race and seven ARCA Racing Series events. The two brothers worked on father Harold's car as teenagers.[1]

Cook graduated from Sylvania Northview High School in 1986, two years after his brother.[1]

Racing careerEdit

Cook began racing on a professional level in 1987 at Flat Rock Speedway and Toledo Speedway,[1] collecting eleven wins in his first year of competition. Cook doubled his win total in 1988 before he moved up to super late models. He won the track championship in 1989 and 1990 at Flat Rock Speedway. Cook then went on to win the Super Late Model Championship at Toledo Speedway in 1992 and again at Sandusky Speedway in 1995.[2]

Cook was set to make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 1995, but an injury at Toledo curtailed those plans.[1] Cook made his Truck Series debut in 1996 at The Milwaukee Mile. Qualifying the #88 Sealmaster Racing (now ThorSport Racing) Chevrolet Silverado[2] 24th, he finished 24th, three laps down. He ran two additional races that season for Sealmaster, finishing 23rd at Phoenix International Raceway. In 1997, Cook ran fifteen races during the season, with sponsorship from the PBA Tour. He won his first career pole at Flemington Speedway[2] and posted a best finish of fifteenth twice.

Cook ran the full schedule in 1998. He won his first career race at Flemington[2] and had six top-ten finishes, ending the season 20th in the final points. Due to a lack of primary sponsorship in 1999, Cook only posted three top-ten finishes before Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce came on board towards the end of the season, when he finished fifteenth in the standings. In 2000, PickupTruck.com became the team's primary sponsor, and despite seven top-tens, Cook was released with one race to go for Matt Crafton. He drove for K Automotive Racing at the season finale, finishing seventh. He drove K Automotive's #29 Ford F-150 full-time in 2001, winning the pole at Nazareth Speedway and finishing a career-high seventh in points.

 
2003 Truck

In 2002, Cook won a career best four races and two poles, but dropped to eighth in points. He won an additional two poles in 2003, but did not finish in the top-five all season. He joined ppc Racing's fledgling truck team in 2004. Despite winning the pole at the season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 250, he dropped to sixteenth in the standings. He moved up one spot in points in 2005 after posting two top-fives.

In 2006, Cook grabbed a win at Kansas Speedway and finished eighth in points. With no sponsorship at ppc, he left the team after the 2006 season to replace Chad Chaffin at HT Motorsports. He had four top tens and finished fourteenth in points, but was released at the end of the season. He signed to drive for Wyler Racing in 2008 and had an additional seven top-tens but was released before the season was over in favor of Jack Sprague. He immediately rejoined HT Motorsports for the remainder of the season. At the end of 2008, HT renumbered his truck to the #25, and Cajun Industries and Harris Trucking shared sponsorship duties of the truck. With two races to go in the season, Cook was released from HT. He drove the next race in the #02 Koma Unwind Chevy for Corrie Stott Racing, but was unable to find a ride for the season-ending Ford 200, ending a streak of 296 consecutive races started in the Truck Series.

In addition to his Truck Series efforts, Cook made several starts for MSRP Motorsports (now Phil Parsons Racing) in the Nationwide Series. In 2008, Cook ran 7 Nationwide races with MSRP, followed by twenty 2009 races, failed to qualify for three races. All of Cook's Nationwide starts were start-and-parks.[3][4]

Cook was signed to drive the #46 Dodge in the Sprint Cup Series for the newly formed Whitney Motorsports in 2010. The cars were former Richard Petty Motorsports Dodges purchased after RPM's switch to Ford. Cook would run for Rookie of the Year against Kevin Conway.[4] The team failed to make the first four races of 2010. Cook made a total of three starts in the #46 while failing to qualify for 7 races. He parted ways with Whitney Motorsports after Richmond.[5] He attempted one race with Phoenix Racing but failed to qualify.

In 2010, Cook was hired as a drivers coach for Truck Series team Red Horse Racing, assisting driver Justin Lofton. Cook became the team's competition director in 2011, serving that position until 2014.[1][2] In 2015, he was hired by Truck and Xfinity Series team Athenian Motorsports, serving as a driver coach and spotter for drivers John Wes Townley and Dylan Lupton.[6]

Cook remains a popular figure in the garage area and among fans.

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.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Sprint 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 Ref
2010 Whitney Motorsports 46 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
BRI
37
MAR
DNQ
PHO
34
TEX
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
RCH
39
DAR DOV CLT 59th 164 [7]
Phoenix Racing 09 Chevy POC
DNQ
MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT
Prism Motorsports 55 Toyota MAR
DNQ
TAL TEX PHO HOM
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2010 Whitney Motorsports Dodge DNQ

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts Ref
2008 MSRP Motorsports 91 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR
41
CLT DOV
41
NSH KEN MLW
41
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP
43
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
42
MEM TEX 80th 271 [8]
90 PHO
40
HOM
42
2009 91 DAY
DNQ
CAL
37
LVS
41
BRI
40
TEX
42
NSH
42
PHO
42
TAL RCH
41
DAR
41
CLT
40
DOV
41
NSH KEN MLW
39
NHA DAY
DNQ
CHI
41
GTY IRP
40
IOW GLN MCH
38
BRI
42
CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN
41
CAL
41
CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX
41
PHO
39
HOM
40
54th 833 [9]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck 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 NCWTC Pts Ref
1996 SealMaster Racing 88 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW
12
LVL I70 IRP
DNQ
FLM GLN NSV
25
RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
21
LVS
DNQ
51st 371 [10]
1997 WDW
DNQ
TUS
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
PHO
19
POR EVG I70
23
NHA
25
TEX
33
BRI
27
NZH
15
MLW
27
LVL
15
CNS
19
HPT
24
IRP
24
FLM
18
NSV
33
GLN
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
SON MMR CAL
23
PHO
28
LVS
DNQ
24th 1651 [11]
1998 WDW
21
HOM
38
PHO
16
POR
31
EVG
29
I70
20
GLN
24
TEX
10
BRI
14
MLW
32
NZH
34
CAL
19
PPR
23
IRP
20
NHA
12
FLM
1
NSV
25
HPT
2
LVL
5
RCH
9
MEM
8
GTY
22
MAR
22
SON
30
MMR
11
PHO
22
LVS
34
20th 2845 [12]
1999 HOM
19
PHO
19
EVG
26
MMR
15
MAR
25
MEM
13
PPR
17
I70
12
BRI
15
TEX
22
PIR
4
GLN
12
MLW
16
NSV
20
NZH
14
MCH
13
NHA
12
IRP
17
GTY
15
HPT
19
RCH
24
LVS
10
LVL
23
TEX
6
CAL
31
15th 2838 [13]
2000 DAY
4
HOM
8
PHO
14
MMR
7
MAR
30
PIR
22
GTY
9
MEM
31
PPR
17
EVG
13
TEX
19
KEN
35
GLN
11
MLW
21
NHA
17
NZH
6
MCH
9
IRP
28
NSV
11
CIC
8
RCH
30
DOV
14
TEX
17
14th 2805 [14]
K Automotive Racing 29 Dodge CAL
7
2001 Ford DAY
6
HOM
10
MMR
7
MAR
3
GTY
3
DAR
7
PPR
11
DOV
11
TEX
13
MEM
25
MLW
4
KAN
20
KEN
9
NHA
6
IRP
2
NSH
6
CIC
6
NZH
2
RCH
31
SBO
7
TEX
22
LVS
13
PHO
7
CAL
6
7th 3327 [15]
2002 DAY
6
DAR
29
MAR
5
GTY
1*
PPR
4
DOV
10
TEX
13
MEM
2
MLW
1*
KAN
6
KEN
6
NHA
1
MCH
6
IRP
1*
NSH
7
RCH
5
TEX
22
SBO
25
LVS
27
CAL
10
PHO
5
HOM
10
8th 3070 [16]
2003 DAY
9
DAR
8
MMR
10
MAR
9
CLT
14
DOV
20
TEX
9
MEM
9
MLW
7
KAN
12
KEN
9
GTW
9
MCH
9
IRP
9
NSH
14
BRI
27
RCH
16
NHA
15
CAL
12
LVS
7
SBO
18
TEX
7
MAR
19
PHO
16
HOM
11
9th 3212 [17]
2004 ppc Racing 10 Ford DAY
5
ATL
18
MAR
22
MFD
3
CLT
14
DOV
20
TEX
24
MEM
27
MLW
7
KAN
10
KEN
30
GTW
26
MCH
7
IRP
14
NSH
16
BRI
24
RCH
9
NHA
35
LVS
9
CAL
19
TEX
32
MAR
13
PHO
14
DAR
12
HOM
25
16th 2821 [18]
2005 DAY
20
CAL
15
ATL
9
MAR
10
GTY
23
MFD
31
CLT
2
DOV
3
TEX
7
MCH
13
MLW
10
KAN
7
KEN
25*
MEM
15
IRP
12
NSH
32
BRI
30
RCH
19
NHA
16
LVS
18
MAR
7
ATL
16
TEX
12
PHO
25
HOM
26
15th 2936 [19]
2006 DAY
10
CAL
14
ATL
12
MAR
19
GTY
6
CLT
2
MFD
22
DOV
16
TEX
16
MCH
9
MLW
10
KAN
1
KEN
16
MEM
8
IRP
6
NSH
10
BRI
21
NHA
22
LVS
16
TAL
14
MAR
17
ATL
2
TEX
8
PHO
14
HOM
10
8th 3268 [20]
2007 HT Motorsports 59 Toyota DAY
27
CAL
30
ATL
17
MAR
15
KAN
9
CLT
16
MFD
12
DOV
8
TEX
12
MCH
11
MLW
13
MEM
29
KEN
31
IRP
26
NSH
18
BRI
32
GTW
30
NHA
18
LVS
4
TAL
28
MAR
29*
ATL
10
TEX
12
PHO
21
14th 2568 [21]
92 HOM
20
2008 Wyler Racing 60 Toyota DAY
30
CAL
4
ATL
8
MAR
13
KAN
19
CLT
6
MFD
4
DOV
13
TEX
16
MCH
10
MLW
9
MEM
17
KEN
8
IRP
11
NSH
12
BRI
23
GTW
17
NHA
18
LVS
23
TAL
23
10th 3072 [22]
HT Motorsports 59 Toyota MAR
16
ATL
28
TEX
6
PHO
11
HOM
9
2009 25 DAY
3
CAL
25
ATL
5
MAR
16
KAN
20
CLT
5
DOV
10
TEX
20
MCH
10
MLW
10
MEM
13
KEN
15
IRP
13
NSH
19
BRI
15
CHI
10
IOW
11
GTW
21
NHA
16
LVS
26
MAR
10
TAL
4
TEX
24
13th 2890 [23]
Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy PHO
36
HOM

ARCA SuperCar SeriesEdit

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

ARCA SuperCar 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 ASCC Pts Ref
1989 41 Pontiac DAY ATL KIL TAL FRS POC KIL HAG POC TAL DEL
25
FRS
22
ISF TOL
12
DSF 50th - [24]
Chevy SLM
7
ATL
1992 Gall Racing 6 Chevy DAY FIF TWS TAL TOL KIL POC MCH FRS
12
KIL NSH DEL POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS SLM ATL 116th - [25]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Zeller, Bob (February 2009). "The Quitting Game". Car and Driver. Car and Driver. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
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  6. ^ Press Release (March 15, 2015). "Dylan Lupton Captures Top-20 In XFINITY Series Debut; John Wes Townley Looks Ahead To California". catchfence.com. Concord, North Carolina: Catchfence. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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  20. ^ "Terry Cook – 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  21. ^ "Terry Cook – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Terry Cook – 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Terry Cook – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
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