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.

With Cunningham's 2015 plans still up in the air, the team is looking forward to another exciting season.

Our Drivers

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.
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Anderson Bowen info

Anderson Bowen

Anderson Bowen, the 16 year old from Suwanee, GA ran four short track ARCA races and three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races with the Cunningham organization during the 2014 season.
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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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Bradon Gdovic info

Brandon Gdovic

Brandon Gdovic debuted in the ARCA Series at Kentucky Speedway just outside the top 10 (11th) in September....finishing off the season with an 8th place finish at Kansas Speedway. Gdovic made over 50 starts during his 2014 season.
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ARCA News

Austin Wayne Self Leaving Cunningham Motorsports after Stellar Rookie Season
October 12, 2014
Cunningham Motorsports co-owner, Kerry Scherer was notified just a few hours prior to the start of the ARCA 98.9 at Kansas Speedway on Friday that rookie Austin Wayne Self would not be returning to the organization for the 2015 season. The decision by the Selfs comes at the completion of a season where Self earned 5 top-5 finishes and 13 top-10 finishes in 19 starts. Self finished the season 6th in the championship points in spite of his ineligibility to compete in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway because he was only 17.

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