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.
Kyle Weatherman info

Kyle Weatherman

Weatherman has made 13 ARCA Series starts... earning five top-5 finishes and ten top-10 finishes, while leading 91 laps in three races.
Blake Jones info

Blake Jones

The 18 year old Sevierville, TN resident will pilot the #22 at the historic 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in February. He has 12 years of racing experience in a variety of series, including Go-Karts, Legends, Bandeleros, Pro-Cup, NASCAR Whelen, NASCAR K&N and Late Models...earning many victories and championships.
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
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.
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.

Next Event

April 26, 2015
Salem Speedway


Reigning Salem Speedway Champ Going for Fourth Salem Victory, As Weatherman Looks to Notch First Win
April 20, 2015
As the most recent Salem Speedway winner in the ARCA Racing Series, Tom Hessert understandably calls the .555-mile track in Salem, Indiana his favorite track. With three previous victories at the historic track, (two with Cunningham Motorsports and one with Ken Schrader Racing), Hessert is looking forward to the team’s return next weekend. After testing with teammate, Kyle Weatherman on Friday, Hessert said, “Our test was solid. We had a different car than we’ve raced there in the past. After working on it all day, we were pleased with the balance when we finished the day.”

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