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Centralia, Illinois

Finished career-best 4th in ARCA Racing Series driver points ’99. Also finished 8th in points ’00, 11th ’98, 12th ’97, 15th ’04 and 24th ’96 & ’01 and 27th in ’05. In 137 career starts since ’96, has 16 top-5 finishes and 53 top-10s with career-best 2nd at Flat Rock ’99. Also finished 3rd at DuQuoin ’06, 3rd at Springfield ’05, 3rd at DuQuoin ’03, 3rd at Springfield ’00, 3rd at Berlin ’99, 3rd at Winchester ’98, 4th at Springfield ’02, 4th at DuQuoin ’00, 5th at Springfield ’06, 5th at South Boston ’04, 5th at DuQuoin ’02, 5th at DuQuoin ’01, 5th at Salem ’99, 5th at Salem ’00, 5th at Springfield ’99, 6th at Toledo ’04, 6th at Anderson, Kil-Kare, Winchester & DuQuoin ’99, 7th at DuQuoin ’09, 7th at Salem ’03, 7th at Kentucky ’03, 7th at Salem ’00, 7th at Talladega ’99, 8th at Berlin ’04, 8th at Winchester & Springfield ’01, 8th at Texas ’98, 9th at DuQuoin ’04, 9th at Memphis ’01 and 10th at Gateway ‘01. In only 9 starts in rookie ’96 season, had 5 top-10 finishes. Best superspeedway finishes 7th at Kentucky ’03, 7th at Talladega ’99, 8th at Texas '98, 12th at Pocono & Chicagoland ’04, 13th at Pocono ’04 & Daytona ’02. DuQuoin polesitter ’00. Also qualified 2nd at Kil-Kare ’00 & 2nd at DuQuoin ’98. Has led 42 laps in 6 races. Brother Mike Cooksey serves as spotter and crew member. 1998 ARCA Most Improved Driver. Veteran of NASCAR Nationwide & Camping World Truck Series, dirt late models, dirt and asphalt modifieds. 1993 modified track champion at K&L Raceway in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 

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