Terry Cook's Biography

Born: February 26, 1968
Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Sylvania, OH
Children: Shelby, Age 7

Terry began his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series back in 1996 after a successful career on the short tracks of Michigan and Ohio. Terry won the Flat Rock Speedway Late Model track championship in 1989 as a rookie and again in 1990. He followed that with championships at Toledo Speedway in 1992, and Sandusky Speedway in 1995.

As a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rookie in 1997, Terry won the Bud Pole at the demanding Flemington Speedway with a new track record. With only 15 starts, Terry drove the SealMaster Racing Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish in the Cintas Rookie of the Year points standings.

Running his first full NCTS series in 1998, Terry surprised many veterans with his first top 10 finish at the Texas Motor Speedway in June of that year, and then surprised the NASCAR world with his victory at Flemington. Terry and the team reached their stride in the following five races, with a runner-up at Heartland Park Topeka, and a fifth-place finish at Louisville Motor Speedway after starting on the Bud Pole.

Terry's growth as a driver was evident in 1999, when he finished a strong 15th in points, and solidified his place among NASCAR's rising stars.

 

 

The SealMaster Race Team

Duke Thorson:
Team Owner, President of SealMaster Industries

Rhonda Thorson:
Co-Owner, Team Administrator

Terry Cook:
Driver

Jerry Cook:
Crew Chief

John Weaver:
Team Manager, General Mechanic, Shock Specialist, Jackman

John Dillen:
Fabricator, Gas Catch Can

Scott Kennedy:
Tire Specialist, Tire Changer, General Mechanic

Dave Quay:
Transport Driver, General Mechanic, Tire Carrier, Team Chef

Scott Schuette:
Fabricator, Body, Decals Lynn Nyler - Engine Specialist, Fuel (Track Only)

Paul Sylvestry:
Front Tire Changer, General Mechanic (Track Only)

Charles Krall:
Public Relations Director

Tim Stephens:
Spotter, Marketing Consultant

Diary Segments

Terry Cook's Biography
Volume I - Road to Daytona
Volume II - Daytona 250
Volume III - Florida Dodge Dealers 400
Volume IV - The Mini-Vacation
Volume V - Chevy Trucks 150
Volume VI - Dodge California Truck Stop 250
Volume VII - Napa 250
Volume VIII - Line-X 225K
Volume IX - Ram Tough 200
Volume X - Memphis 200
Volume XI - Grainger.com 200
Volume XII - Sears 200
Volume XIII - DieHard 200
Volume XIV - Silverado 200