GRUNINGER TO DRIVE FOR JIM CUNNINGHAM FOR NEXT TWO NHRA RACES Madison, Ill. - 24-year old NHRA Pro Stock sophomore racer Danny Gruninger is about to fulfill a dream thanks to Pro Stock team owner Jim Cunningham. Gruninger has been selected to...
GRUNINGER TO DRIVE FOR JIM CUNNINGHAM FOR NEXT TWO NHRA RACES
Madison, Ill. - 24-year old NHRA Pro Stock sophomore racer Danny Gruninger is about to fulfill a dream thanks to Pro Stock team owner Jim Cunningham.
Gruninger has been selected to drive the Cunningham Motorsports Pro Stock Ford Mustang for the next two NHRA National events, beginning this weekend at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals contested at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill.
"I'm very grateful for Jim and Gloria Cunningham to give me the opportunity to drive for them," noted Gruninger, who has been driving his family's Colorado based USRECOGNITION.COM Pro Stock car for the past two seasons. "It's only a two race deal for St. Louis and Atlanta at this time so my main focus is to go out there, drive the best I can and help this team as much as possible in this short stint. I've been eating, breathing, and dreaming NHRA Pro Stock for the majority of my life and to be part of such a first class operation with such good people is what I've dreamed of for many years."
Gruninger recently spent the past weekend with the Cunningham team at Capital Raceway in Crofton, Md. gaining valuable seat time behind the wheel of the teams Ford Mustang in preparation for the race in St. Louis. Gruninger made a solid half track pass with incremental times showing some very promising results. The group at Cunningham Motorsports and their newest team driver are very excited about the prospects this weekend in St. Louis.
"It's no secret Pro Stock racing is won back at the shop, and this team really does have 'it'", Gruninger said. "Jim and Gloria have put together all the equipment needed and more importantly a great group of people that work as many hours as any team out there. Jim and Gloria Cunningham, Cunningham Racing Engines, the staff at Capitol Raceway, and Ford Racing have put forth a lot of effort preparing this red Mustang and it's my intention to represent them well. Also, my family members and employees back at Us Recognition are working their tails off giving me the chance to do this. Without the support of everyone around me I'd never be in this position. I'm just an extremely thankful person this weekend and hope we can give the Ford Racing fans something to cheer about."