They say history has a way of repeating itself…and for Cunningham Motorsports that may just be true. The organization will make its return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) after years of racing solely in the ARCA Racing Series.
The team will field a truck in select races this season, with the tracks, drivers and number of races to be determined at a later date.
“We’re getting back into the truck program to provide another level of driver development as part of our partnership with Ford,” said Cunningham Motorsports co-owner Kerry Scherer. “Truck racing is something we’ve done in the past and it’s something that we want to get back to.”
The truck efforts will be managed out of the Cunningham shop in Mooresville, N.C. with General Manager Paul Andrews overseeing operations.
“It’s hard for drivers to find a good team to run one or two races with, without having a full truck schedule,” said Andrews. “We feel like we can provide a good place for someone to take quality equipment and go run up front. I’m sure it’ll be a little bit of a learning curve on our end, but we feel like that’s something we can do and be very competitive.”
Cunningham Motorsports began racing in the NCWTS in 1998, racing full time before going part time. The team then got back into the Series in 2008 before shifting main focus back to the ARCA Racing Series.
Cunningham Motorsports will still race full time in ARCA while adding trucks to the 2017 schedule.
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