MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 18, 2017) – With one more race to go, Cunningham Motorsports heads to Kansas Speedway looking to capitalize on an already successful season with one more trip to victory lane. With Shane Lee, Dalton Sargeant and Ty Majeski on the lineup for Cunningham, Lee and Majeski are on the search for their first win while Sargeant hopes to earn his fourth win of the year and defend the No. 77 victory from last season.
What You Need to Know:
- This track isn’t too rough on tires and has good tire fall off. Teams can usually go through the race on just one pit stop with the fuel window around 55-60 laps. Two stops may be necessary depending on when the cautions fall.
- Being able to pass is key and Kansas is a track where passing is easier with the number of available grooves to run. Drivers can work higher lines to get more clean air, making a pass slightly easier.
- Teams will have to set up cars based off of assumptions as to how the track will change throughout the course of the day and into the night. Generally, the track has more grip at night.
Shane Lee, No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion
- Lee has been in a tight battle for third-place in driver points ever since the series reached the halfway point of the season. Extending his lead over fourth by 80 points with a strong showing at Kentucky, Lee looks to solidify his third-place standing at Kansas.
- The No. 22 Big Tine Ford currently sits fourth in championship points, just 15 points out of third.
- Last time out, the 24-year-old earned his seventh top-five finish of the year in fifth-place at Kentucky Speedway.
- Lee will sport a pink-themed car featuring pink camouflage in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Lee: “It would be really special to get a win at Kansas to close out the year and finally attain that goal we’ve been reaching for and have been so close to getting numerous times. I think we’ll definitely be a contender for the win. We’ve got a strong No. 22 Big Tine Ford and we’ve been pretty fast at these mile-and-a-half tracks lately. We’re still racing to stay ahead in driver championship points and we’re trying to move up in owner points so I need to make sure I stay focused and get a good finish. I’m excited to get to Kansas and I think this last half of the season has been strong for this 22 team so hopefully we can finally translate that effort into a win.”
Dalton Sargeant, No. 77 Big Tine Ford Fusion
- Sargeant led 12 laps and earned a fourth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in September to give him his ninth top-five finish of the season.
- Reaching victory lane three times this year, Sargeant hopes to make it four at Kansas and defend Cunningham’s win in the No. 77 car.
- Sargeant will also go pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with his No. 77 car donning pink striping and camouflage.
- Sargeant: “We’ve had an overall strong year and I’d really like to capitalize on this last race. We’ve got one more chance to get the No. 77 Big Tine Ford a win and it would be great to end the season on a high and defend Cunningham’s win here from last year. I can’t thank my guys enough for everything they’ve done all season. From January until now they’ve been nonstop in the shop and put everything they have into the cars so I really want to be able to end the season right and get them one more win to celebrate. We’ve got a really cool pink paint scheme coming to Kansas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it would be special to see it in victory lane.”
Ty Majeski, No. 99 Treeo’s Ford Fusion
- Majeski comes off of a sixth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway for his fourth top-10 finish this season.
- The Roush Fenway Racing development driver has led 51 laps in four races and has continuously stayed with the top leaders throughout each race.
- In his last two times out, Majeski has started towards the top of the board with strong General Tire Pole Qualifying efforts. The 22-year-old qualified second at Chicagoland Speedway and third at Kentucky Speedway.
- Majeski: “We’ve had quite a long break and I’m really excited to get back to the track and put everything I’ve got into this final race. We made some changes here and there to the car for Kansas, but we were really happy with where the car was at for Kentucky. Throughout the four races I’ve been able to run in the ARCA Series this year, I’ve been able to gain the experience I’d expected to get. I ran at Kansas last year so hopefully that knowledge can translate into a good run and finish for this No. 99 Treeo’s Ford to close the year out.”
The Kansas 150 will air live on FS1 at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Race day activities will kick off with practice at 10:30 a.m. followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 3:30 p.m. Live timing and scoring will be provided at www.arcaracing.com throughout the day. All times are Eastern.
Keep up with Cunningham Motorsports on Facebook and Instagram (@CunninghamRace) and on Twitter (@Cunningham_Race). Head to www.cunninghamrace.com for more news.
You can follow Shane and Dalton on social media as well. Follow Shane on Facebook/Twitter (@ShaneLeeRacing) and on Instagram (@Shane_Lee00). You can find Dalton on Facebook (@DaltonSargeantRacing) and Twitter/Instagram (@DaltonSargeant). You can also follow Ty Majeski on Facebook (@TyMajeskiRacing), Twitter (@TyMajeski) and Instagram (@TyMajeski_).