Disdier Joins Cunningham Motorsports for Daytona
December 11, 2012 – (Mooresville, NC) - Michel Disdier will pilot Cunningham’s #77 car at Daytona International Speedway for the first race of the 2013 season. Disdier and the team will participate in the three day ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Daytona test December 14-16. The ARCA Series will return to Daytona to open speedweeks with their 200 mile race on February 16, 2013.
Disdier most recently raced in the ARCA Series in 2009. The 38 year old Frenchman’s racing career began when he was 14 years old. He progressed through the French Motocross Series, Formula Renault, Formula Ford, Formula 3, Formula 3000 and Ferrari Challenge, including a Formula France Championship in 1999. In 2008 Disdier made his first stock car start in the ARCA Racing Series at Salem Speedway. That same year he also made a start at Toledo Speedway. In 2009, he made 8 starts for Bowsher Motorsports.
Looking forward to returning to the stock cars in the United States, Disdier commented, “In 2008 and 2009, I was able to participate in ten races in the ARCA Series. (In these races) I discovered different types of oval circuits, short tracks, speedways and superspeedways. Cunningham is a very great team, which confirms that my presence in American motorsports was noted for many years. We are recognized and respected in the sport for which I have a passion without end.”
“I am excited to join them next week in Daytona, where I have already raced in 2007. We will have time to really work on the car, since we will have three days of testing, which has never happened since the beginning of my career.”
The 4:30 pm EST race on February 16 will be covered live on SPEED.
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~Cunningham Motorsports Press Release~