(MOORESVILLE, N.C.) – ppc Racing officials announced the hire of Jamie Jones as crew chief for the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke® Diesel by International® team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Jones, a well-noted NASCAR Busch Series crew chief, will make his truck debut at Dover International Speedway June 4th, giving Jones one week to prepare with driver Terry Cook and the ppc Racing team for the “Monster Mile” and the rest of the 2004 racing season.

“Our search for a crew chief was quite extensive,” said Keith Barnwell, Co-Owner and General Manager at ppc Racing. “We interviewed several qualified candidates over the last month and felt Jamie was the best of the group. We want both our teams to be in championship-contending form. We’ve had Wes Ward serve as interim crew chief during this time period and he’s helped elevate our truck program to contending for the win. Jamie’s qualifications and leadership with a race team will lead our truck program to Victory Lane very soon, maybe as soon as Dover next weekend.”

Based in Mooresville, N.C., ppc Racing enters its first season of competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with driver Terry Cook and the No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International truck. ppc Racing continues its competition in the NASCAR Busch Series, its fifth season, with driver Jason Keller in the No. 22 Miller High Life Ford Taurus. With co-owners Greg Pollex and Keith Barnwell, ppc Racing earned the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series championship and has scored 27 wins and more than 150 top-five finishes as it enters the 2004 season.