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, Austin Wayne Self and Kyle Weatherman each earned ARCA Rookie of the Year Awards. Two of the five are now competing successfully in NASCAR's upper echelons.

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 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.

During the 2015 season, the No. 22 Cunningham car grabbed three wins with three different drivers.Blake Jones at Talladega Superspeedway, Kyle Weatherman at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Trevor Bayne at Pocono Raceway. The Cunningham organization won the Bill France Four Crown award on the strength of Weatherman's and Jones' combined wins and two runner-up finishes by Weatherman. The No. 22 team finished second in the season-long car owner's points battle. Weatherman earned the SCOTT Rookie of the Year award, marking Cunningham's fifth rookie award in seven years. Tom Hessert piloted the No. 77 during the season, with seven top-5 finishes and twelve top-10 finishes. His crew chief, Chad Bryant took the Cometic Crew Chief Award for the second year in a row. Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe made their ARCA Series debuts with Cindric finishing fourth at Iowa Speedway and Briscoe earning a fifth at Salem Speedway.

The 2016 season will open in February at Daytona International Speedway with two rookies driving for the organization. Chase Briscoe and Kevin Thomas, Jr. will pilot the No. 77 and No. 22, respectively for the 20 race season. Both drivers resumes include mostly dirt track racing, with Thomas making his second asphalt start. With ARCA's two-time Cometic Crew Chief of the Year winner, Chad Bryant, guiding Briscoe this season, the team expects to compete for both the Rookie of the Year award and the championship. Kevin Thomas, Jr., will be teamed up with NASCAR championship winning crew chief, Paul Andrews with the same goals as his teammate.

Our Drivers

Chase Briscoe info

Chase Briscoe

Briscoe, a 21 year old from Mitchell, IN made his ARCA Series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in July, 2015 in the Cunningham No. 72. He completed his 2015 stock car season with a fifth place finish on the Salem Speedway high banks.
Myatt Snider info

Myatt Snider

21 year old Myatt Snider, will pilot the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports entry in nine races during the 2016 season. Toledo Speedway will provide the backdrop for his ARCA Series debut.
Kevin Thomas Jr. info

Kevin Thomas Jr.

Thomas will make his ARCA Series debut at Daytona International Speedway in February in the No. 22 car. The 24 year old, originally from Cullman, Alabama, has a dirt track resume which included over 105 races during the 2015 season, including ten wins and 49 top-5 finishes. In those races he competed in USAC Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars, Midgets , Wing Sprint Cars and Silver Crown Cars.
Austin Cindric info

Austin Cindric

Austin Cindric, the 17 year old son of Penske Racing President, Tim Cindric plans to run nine select races with Cunningham Motorsports in 2016. Last season, Cindric made his ARCA Series debut at Iowa Speedway, finishing fourth after leading 29 laps.
Blake Jones info

Blake Jones

The 18 year old Sevierville, TN resident piloted the #22 in his ARCA Series debut at the historic 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in February, 2015. In early May, Jones won his first career ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway, in only his second ARCA start.
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 26 year old, with 20 years of racing experience, had planned to run 6-7 races with the Cunningham organization before sponsorship woes derailed her plans. McIntosh continues to search for sponsorship.

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February 18, 2017


January 5, 2017
2016 ARCA Racing Series championship team Cunningham Motorsports has signed Shane Lee to drive the No. 22 Ford for the full 2017 ARCA season.

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