Cunningham, Hartman, Scherer, Announce NCTS Team For 2008

STATHAM GA (1-30-08) -Cunningham Motorsports team owner, Kerry Scherer, announced today that the newly formed entity of CHS Motorsports (Cunningham/Hartman/Scherer) will compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the 2008 season.

Owners, Briggs Cunningham, Carl Hartman and Kerry Scherer will carry the Dodge Motorsports banner in the NCTS.The race team is located in Lexington, North Carolina and Scherer, a top competitor in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, will partner with Cunningham and Hartman to field Dodge Rams in the series this year.The formation of the CHS Motorsports NCTS team will allow for additional growth and opportunities for young drivers graduating from the Cunningham Motorsports Official Dodge Driver development program.CHS Motorsports joined forces in October 2007 with Ganassi Racing and driver Dario Franchitti in what was to become Franchitti's first ever start in a NASCAR event.

Cunningham Motorsports, led by Kerry Scherer, has been very successful over the years with its driver development program, using the ARCA REMAX Series as a beginning for young drivers."The addition of our NCTS team can provide a valuable stepping stone in the development of a driver's career," said Scherer."We started out with this concept of helping evaluate and prepare drivers for a long career in auto racing. However, with the influx of new drivers coming from other series, particularly open wheel, I felt that if we had a couple more years working with these young drivers we could enable them to be better prepared for a stronger competitive series."

Co-owner, Carl Hartman, is a distinguished racing veteran that has an abundance of knowledge essential for the driver development program. Hartman has experience working with young drivers as well as some of the great veterans in ASA, ARCA and NASCAR over the years."This is going to be a very exciting team concept for us," said Hartman. "Kerry and I have become great friends through Cunningham Motorsports and I have grown a tremendous respect for what they have been able to accomplish in that program.They have a really good group of guys and experience from which to draw led by respected veteran racer, Mark Gibson.CHS Motorsports will be able to provide that next step from the ARCA RE/MAXSeries while providing continuity in development and training for these talented drivers looking to continue career advancement opportunities.Our program will provide the stability these drivers need as they concentrate on learning all aspects of motor sports competition instead of worrying about the next step of their racing careers.And while driver development will be somewhat of a theme for us, we will look forward to working with some experienced drivers as well who can provide the feedback necessary to keep us in balance with technology advances that ultimately benefit the competitiveness of our race team."

Barry Owen has been busy building the (10) 2008 Dodge Rams that will be used this upcoming season, and which will be powered by ILMOR engines.Owen has been involved in each of the NASCAR Series for 35 years.Owen will oversee the day to day operations at the race facility and is busy making preparations in order to kick off the 2008 season.

The team is currently seeking sponsorship and drivers for the 2008 season.

Cunningham Motorsports has rapidly expanded their operations for the Dodge Driver development program in 2008.In addition to nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel and USAC standout Taylor Malsam piloting the ARCA RE/MAX Series teams in competition for 2008, CMS has also stepped up involvement in USAC Series as part of the driver development programs already instituted for up and coming drivers.

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Amy Welch