Cunningham Motorsports

"ARCA's Top Team, Earning Winning Results for
America's next Great Stock Car Racers"

Cunningham Motorsports Throughout its history Cunningham Motorsports has demonstrated a track tested ability to develop young talent and has become a well-respected, race team under the vision of team principals, Kerry Scherer & Briggs Cunningham and the NASCAR Championship Winning Direction of Crew Chief Paul Andrews.

As the official driver development partner for Penske Racing, Cunningham is the results driven, no-nonsense team in the ARCA series where racers go to gain the seat time and experience necessary to help them climb the next steps up the motorsports ladder.

Proof of this is that recent Cunningham graduates, Alex Bowman, Parker Kligerman, Dakoda Armstrong and Austin Wayne Self each earned ARCA Rookie of the Year Awards. Two of the three are now competing successfully in NASCAR's upper echelons.

Cunningham Motorsports Among other top notch racers who have developed and honed their skills at Cunningham are Chase Miller, Scott Lagasse Jr., Frank Kimmel and when it was time for his NASCAR debut, ex-Formula 1 race winner, Juan Pablo Montoya. During the 2013 season, current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Ryan Blaney ran three races with the team as a means to gain experience on race tracks where he had little previous race time, as did Tyler Reddick in 2014.

The 2013 ARCA season saw the Cunningham organization return to a two car effort as Tom Hessert returned to the team, after finishing 3rd in the 2010 driver's championship with the team. Hessert completed the 2013 season 4th in championship points, earning one victory-at Salem Speedway. The team's second car had 10 different drivers throughout the season, including Austin Wayne Self, Anderson Bowen, Blaney and Scott Lagasse. The organization also moved into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series as Self competed in six races, while Bowen raced in two.

The 2014 racing season was another two-car effort with Tom Hessert and Austin Wayne Self performing the driving duties. Hessert earned his fourth ARCA Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway, under the guidance of crew chief Paul Andrews. Later in the season, he visited victory lane for the second time in 2014 at Salem Speedway with new crew chief, Kevin Caldwell. In addition to the checkered flags, Hessert finished 3rd in the ARCA Racing Series championship battle. Austin Wayne Self competed in 19 of the 20 races, with the exception of the Daytona International Speedway (due to age limits), earning Cunningham Motorsports' 4th ARCA Rookie of the Year award since 2009. Crew chief Chad Bryant guided the rookie this season, earning the Cometic Crew Chief award as a result of the team's performance.

In the first five races of the 2015 season, the Cunningham cars have shown a lot of speed at the superspeedways and the short tracks. Tom Hessert took the outside pole in group qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway. With one victory at Talladega Superspeedway, by Blake Jones in just his second ARCA Series start, both teams are anxious to continue the season. The newly announced association with Roush Fenway Racing brought Kyle Weatherman to the organization, who grabbed two 5th place finishes and a runner up spot in three short track races. In addition, Austin Cindric and Clayton Weatherman will drive for Cunningham Motorsports this season. Expect another exciting year from Cunningham Motorsports

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Tom Hessert info

Tom Hessert

Tom Hessert piloted the #77 with the Cunningham organization for his third full season. During the 2014 campaign, he earned his 4th and 5th checkered flags at Talladega Superspeedway and Salem Speedway, respectively.
Kyle Weatherman info

Kyle Weatherman

Weatherman has made 17 ARCA Series starts...earning eight top-5 finishes and thirteen top-10 finishes, while leading 162 laps in four races. His career-best qualifying effort came in 2015 when he won the pole at Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway.
Blake Jones info

Blake Jones

The 18 year old Sevierville, TN resident piloted the #22 at the historic 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in February. In early May, Jones won his first career ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway, in only his second ARCA start.
Austin Cindric info

Austin Cindric

Austin Cindric, the 16 year old son of Penske Racing President, Tim Cindric has plans to run select races with Cunningham Motorsports in 2015
Chase Briscoe info

Chase Briscoe

Briscoe, a 20 year old from Mitchell, IN will make his ARCA Series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in July. His first test with the Cunningham organization occurred in April at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.
Clayton Weatherman info

Clayton Weatherman

Weatherman has made 17 ARCA Series starts since 2013...earning nine top-5 finishes and fourteen top-10 finishes, while leading 177 laps in five races. His career-best qualifying effort came in 2015 when he won the pole at Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway.
Shannon McIntosh info

Shannon McIntosh

Shannon McIntosh made her ARCA Racing Series debut during the 2014 season at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN. The 25 year old, with 19 years of racing experience, had planned to run 6-7 races with the Cunningham organization before sponsorship woes derailed her plans.

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Cunningham Motorsports Seeking Funded Drivers for 2016 Season
November 5, 2015
After a highly successful 2015 season for Cunningham Motorsports’ No. 22 team, including earning the Bill France Four Crown Award, the inaugural Calypso Short Track Challenge Award, runner-up in the ARCA Series Owner’s Championship points battle and the SCOTT Rookie of the Year Award, the organization is looking for a sponsored driver capable of running up front. In addition to the end-of-season awards, the No. 22 team grabbed three wins, four poles, twelve top-5 finishes and sixteen top-10 finishes.

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