on our way down to Daytona International Speedway for what is
going to be a historic day for the truck series. We've never
raced here before,
everybody knows that this is THE place to race and win.
Things went pretty
well for us in the off season. Our testing program went very well,
with the team clocking some of the fastest times yet. We drew some
attention to ourselves, both from our competitors, and from sponsors.
We finished 15th
last year, and while that was obviously not as good as we hoped,
it was good from the standpoint of building the team. As a group
we started to gel at the end of the season, and now it looks like
the hard work is starting to pay off.
I really think
we have a superior aerodynamic package. We were able to spend some
time with Chevrolet at the wind tunnel in Detroit working on the
body. We went to Talladega with the rest of the Chevrolet teams
and were one of the fastest trucks there as well.
From this point
on, we're going to have to keep focused on what we're doing and
take the season one race at a time. The Daytona race is going to
be the highlight of my career to this point, and we will be driving
first to finish, then to finish first. Wish us luck!"
some of the fastest speeds in practice for Daytona, including the
fifth-best lap of 187.207 mph, Terry's transmission broke on the
#88 Silverado during the warm-up lap. Terry had to rely on a provisional
starting position to make the field for this Friday's race. He will
be starting in 32nd position.
Terry and the SealMaster Racing Team on as they seek to win the
first NASCAR Craftsman Truck race of the year at the Daytona 250
on February 18, 2000.
Cook and the #88 SealMaster Racing Truck team are gearing up for
the 2000 season. Finishing a strong 15th in points in 1999, Terry
is excited to be sharing his thoughts with PickupTruck.Com. Their
season ended on a strong note last year, and they have a lot to
look forward to in 2000.
this Internet exclusive, Terry will share with you some insight
into being a driver in the competitive arena of NASCAR. He will
review his previous race, and will share with you some thoughts
on his preparation for the next race. Race fans will get a viewpoint
not normally seen from any professional driver.