MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Cunningham Motorsports will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series later this season, fielding an entry in selected events.
The tracks, drivers and number of races will 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 Truck Series in 1998, racing full time before going part time. The team then got back into the series in 2008 before shifting their main focus back to the ARCA Racing Series, where they won the series championship last season with rookie Chase Briscoe.
Briscoe will race full-time in the Truck Series this season with Ford driver development team Brad Keselowski Racing.
CREDIT: Cunningham Motorsports