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By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Saturday night, Cunningham Motorsports will celebrate their first ARCA Racing Series championship at the awards banquet in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center. The team’s No. 77 Ford with driver Chase Briscoe earned six wins and 14 top-five finishes to win the title by a commanding margin. On Saturday afternoon, the team enhanced their chances at earning back-to-back titles by becoming a driver development partner with Ford Performance. The announcement was made by Jeff Clark,  Vice President of Sales for Roush YatesRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Zane Smith began competing in BMX at the age of three, moving up to Karts and Legend cars before gaining national recognition in 2015 when he won the overall Super Late Model championship at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. Smith capped a fantastic 2015 season with a second-place finish in the Snowball Derby behind current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Chase Elliott. Smith will make the next step in his career in 2017, competing in 18 races inRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kans. – The checkered flag dropped on the 2016 ARCA Racing Series season on Friday night at Kansas Speedway as Chase Briscoe earned his sixth victory of the 20-race season and was crowned as the national champion. The championship was the first for Cunningham Motorsports, who has been competing in the ARCA Series since 1996. “I was more concerned with winning the race than the championship to be completely honest. I just want to win as many races as possible. If you winRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The halfway point of Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Kansas 150 was marred by a vicious wreck involving six cars that sent Kyle Weatherman to a local hospital for further evaluation. The wreck started when Myatt Snider got sideways after contact with his Cunningham Motorsports teammate Chase Briscoe. As the field tried to avoid wrecking, Weatherman’s car was hit from behind and shot up the track and into the left-front of Snider’s Ford in the middle of turn three. Weatherman sufferedRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The last time Michael Self competed in a race was last October’s NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Kansas Speedway. On Friday, Self climbed behind the wheel for the ARCA Kansas 150 and it didn’t take long for the 25-year-old driver to shake off the rust. With qualifying cancelled due to weather and the field set by car owner points, Self started 26th in the No. 28 Sinclair  Oil Chevrolet for Ranier Racing with MDM. Self had a fast car and wasRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Fresh off signing with Kyle Busch Motorsports to drive a Toyota Tundra full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, Noah Gragson continues to be busy behind the wheel as the 18-year-old driver closes out the 2016 season. By Saturday night, Gragson will have competed in three races in three different cars over the course of seven days, starting in the Winchester 400 last Sunday before pulling double duty this weekend. Gragson is running the ARCA race at KansasRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Matt Tifft was originally scheduled to compete in over thirty races this season between the NASCAR Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series and the ARCA Racing Series. That planned changed in June when the 20-year-old driver went in for an MRI as a result of a back condition. Doctors discovered a low-grade glioma in his brain that would require surgery and keep Tifft out of competition as he recovered. After almost three months of rehabilitation, Tifft returned to competition last weekend atRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – At Kentucky Speedway, Chase Briscoe needed to finish seventh or better to clinch the ARCA Racing Series championship with one race still remaining in the 2016 season. Briscoe finished worse than seventh just three times in 18 races heading into Friday night’s race at the 1.5-mile track and hadn’t had a finish worse than sixth since Pocono in June. After setting a new track record in qualifying, Briscoe led the field to green and despite not leading a lap, ran inside theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – The 2016 season has seen 18-year-old Austin Cindric compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Series for K-PAX Racing, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Martin-McClure Racing and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing. On Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, Cindric made just the fifth ARCA Racing Series start of his career, all with Cunningham Motorsports, and earned his first victory. Cindric led a race-high 64 laps in the No. 99 Pirtek Ford and never took tires, beatingRead More