The Owners

Briggs S. Cunningham III


Briggs S. Cunningham III is a cattle rancher in Danville, KY. His father, Mr. C., is in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for his contributions to racing in the 1950's and 1960's. Briggs has followed in his father's footsteps by being a successful car owner over a number of years.

Kerry Scherer


Kerry Scherer has been involved in auto racing since 1996, when he, Briggs Cunningham and Mark Gibson formed CSG Racing, which later became Cunningham Motorsports. Prior to his involvement in auto racing, Kerry raced motorcycles in the early 1970s.

 

Teams

Paul Andrews - General Manager

Paul Andrews is one of the most respected individuals in motor sports and visible proof that the American work ethic is still alive and well. As a young man Paul was toiling in St. Louis at the OK Vacuum Repair shop owned by Rusty Wallace's father. Through that connection he began working on Rusty's USAC stock car after hours in the late 70's. With Rusty driving and Paul wrenching, the pair won the ASA Stock Car Championship and when Alan Kulwicki was searching for a new crew chief in 1988 Rusty recommended Paul as the one to take the job. That marriage, soon became a large part of NASCAR lore and legend.

Paul helped engineer Alan's rise to prominence in NASCAR and is widely acknowledged to be the person who made the tough, strategic calls which led to Alan winning the 1992 Winston Cup Championship. Tragically Alan lost his life in a plane crash on April 1, 1993 and besides dealing with the loss of a close friend, Paul, had a race team to resurrect. Initially he helped Geoffrey Bodine consolidate the Kulwicki team assets and got Geoff's operation up and running. In 1999 Paul joined Dale Earnhardt, Inc.and helped Steve Parks earn two wins that year. Always in demand Paul also worked with Bobby Labonte at Petty Enterprises and was later lured away by Michael Waltrip Racing. Paul's NASCAR career statistic's as a crew chief currently stand at one Winston Cup Championship, 12 victories and 30 pole positions.

Recognizing an opportunity perfect for his management and technical expertise, Paul accepted an offer and joined Cunningham Motorsports in 2009 and moved the organization from Statham, Georgia to Mooresville, North Carolina. Under his supervision and direction Cunningham has become a top team in ARCA winning more races and leading more laps since Paul's arrival than any other competitor. As a Penske Driver Development team Cunningham has delivered Rookie of the Year awards to three of their most recent young charges, Parker Kligerman, Dakoda Armstrong and Alex Bowman. Paul's presence at Cunningham ensures that the team will continue to be the go-to operation for talented young drivers looking to develop their skills and fast-track themselves into NASCAR's top series.

 

Chad Bryant - #77 Crew Chief

 

Bob Melvin - Fabricator/Mechanic #22

Bob began his racing career in 1990 in New England, building and racing street stocks, modifieds and baby grands. His move to North Carolina came in 2004; to work for Evernham Motorsports. He has raced with Cunningham Motorsports for four years, since 2010.

 

Dale Fredricks - Transport Driver #22

Dale is originally from Kalamazoo, MI, entering racing as a crew chief in the Sportsman division. He moved to North Carolina in 1996, working for some smaller teams in the mechanic position. In 2001 he joined Johnny Sauter’s ASA team as a mechanic, winning the championship. Fredricks joined the Cunningham organization in 2013 as a shop mechanic and truck driver.

 

Next Event

April 8, 2017


ARCA News

Lee Earns Career-Best Finish at Daytona with Cunningham Motorsports
February 21, 2017
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2017) – Shane Lee has got a lot to look forward to this season if the rest of the year shapes up to be anything like Daytona. In his first race in the No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion for Cunningham Motorsports (CMS), Lee came away with a career-best finish of third on the 2.5-mile superspeedway in the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire.

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