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.



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.



Rusty Webb – Spotter #77

Rusty is from Knoxville, TN. He began racing in go-karts in 1981 at Seymour Go-kart track, winning 9 state championships. Webb’s driving career progressed to stock cars in 1995, racing on dirt and asphalt tracks; winning his last championship in 2009. He began spotting in 1996 for Morgan-McClure Racing, where he remained for 11 years; meeting Chris Carrier, who brought Rusty to Penske Racing and ultimately Cunningham Motorsports in 2009 to spot for Parker Kligerman. During the 2013 season, Webb will spot for both Penske Racing and Cunningham Motorsports. During the 2014 season, Webb will spot for Both Penske Racing and Cunningham Motorsports.



Alex Pattie – #77 Tire Specialist

Alex came to North Carolina from Minnesota to “go racing.” He worked for NHRA and IHRA drag teams on the East coast. Pattie joined Cunningham Motorsports in 2013, as the tire specialist. This is Pattie’s first experience with circle track racing.



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.



Richard Coleman – Spotter #22

Richard started spotting in 1990 at Orange County Speedway and South Boston Speedway. In addition to spotting in many different series, including ARCA, Hooters Pro Cup, K&N East, NASCAR Camping World Trucks and NASCAR Nationwide Series, Coleman has spotted for a variety of drivers including Scott Riggs, Carl Long and Mikey Kile. In 1994 and 1995 he became race director at South Boston Speedway. Richard began spotting for Alex Bowman in 2010 and came to Cunningham Motorsports with Alex in 2012.