(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 18, 2013) – Cunningham Motorsports will bring three Dodge Chargers and four drivers to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test. Testing begins Friday and goes into Sunday.Austin Wayne Self, from Austin, Texas, will see the 2.5-mile superspeedway for his first time.
Self entered six ARCA Series races with the Cunningham during the 2013 season, with a best finish of second at Winchester Speedway. In addition, Self ran five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West races.
Tom Hessert will return to Daytona International Speedway for the seventh time. Hessert comes into this season with three ARCA Series victories – Iowa Speedway in 2010 and back-to-back wins at Salem Speedway in 2012 and 2013. His career best at Daytona is a sixth-place finish in 2008.
Filling out Cunningham’s test driver line-up will be Shannon McIntosh and Tyler Reddick.
The test will be the first foray into the ARCA stock cars for McIntosh after most recently driving in the USF 2000 National Championship Series. She tested at Motor Mile Speedway in November with the Cunningham team.
Tyler Reddick ran the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 1-mile dirt track last season (qualifying third), before posting the top speed at the test at Kansas Speedway during the preparation for the season finale at the 1.5 mile track.
About 70 drivers are entered in the three day test and will have the opportunity for single car runs, with limited drafting from each day beginning on Friday. ARCARacing.com will have live timing and scoring from the test.
The teams will return to the Daytona International Speedway in February, when the series makes its 51st visit to the high-banked speedway to kick off not only the ARCA Racing Series 2014 season, but also Speedweeks.