Chip Ganassi, Owner & CEO




Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, two cars in the NASCAR Cup Series and one entry in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Extreme E. In 2016 Ganassi entered the Motorsports Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the world of auto racing, and in 2020 an exhibit titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success” debuted in the legendary Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in celebration of his team’s 30th Anniversary.

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Leadership


Doug Duchardt, Chief Operating Officer


Doug Duchardt is Chief Operating Officer at Chip Ganassi Racing and oversees all aspects of a race team that has entries in NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA and Extreme E. In all the organization races eight cars in four different touring series.

He has a championship pedigree with him as he was previously executive vice president and general manager at Hendrick Motorsports. He spent over 12 years at Hendrick where he directed all racing operations for a NASCAR team that fields four cars in the NASCAR Cup Series. Under his watch, the team won seven Championships including a run of five consecutive from 2006-2010.

Prior to Hendrick, the Morton, IL native spent over 20 years with General Motors where he most recently managed their entire North American motor sports initiatives with relationships in NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA, IMSA and SCCA. He is a graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a mechanical engineering degree and an honorary professional degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. Most recently he completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

Barry Wanser, Team Manager, INDYCAR


Barry Wanser manages Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indianapolis-based NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing programs as the Team Manager (Competition). Wanser began his career with the team in 1997 and resides in Indianapolis.

Rob Kauffman, Co-Owner


Rob Kauffman has had a significant interest in the world of NASCAR for a number of years and is currently a co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing in both its NASCAR and IMSA programs. Kauffman has also been heavily involved in shaping and managing what has become the Race Team Alliance (RTA), NASCAR team’s collaborative business alliance, since its inception back in 2014. He has always had a significant interest in all things automotive, motorcycling and racing related. In 2006, he would start what would become RK Collection and RK Motors with the goal of creating an enterprise which would produce some of the nation’s best restored and most sought after muscle and collectible cars. He remains owner of chairman of both companies. Additionally, Rob is also a founding principal of Fortress Investment Group, a NYSE listed global fund manager.

Mike Hull, Managing Director, INDYCAR


Mike Hull oversees Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indianapolis-based racing programs as the team’s Managing Director. He is the race strategist for the No. 9 Honda driven by six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon. The Los Angeles native has the unique distinction of playing a part in each of the team’s 13 INDYCAR Championships, four Indianapolis 500 victories and over 100 Indy car wins. Hull began his career with the team in 1992 and resides in Indianapolis.