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 two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, four in the IndyCar Series and one Daytona Prototype in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.  In 2012 Ganassi was named by Complex Magazine as one of the “50 most influential people in the Auto Industry”.  His ranking of 17th was the highest rank for a person from North America from the racing industry.

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Steve Lauletta, President

Steve “Jake” Lauletta was named president of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in July of 2007 and oversees all aspects of the Chip Ganassi Racing’s business and marketing operations including both its Concord and Indianapolis facilities.  He is in charge of the company’s overall strategic direction as it relates to sponsorship acquisition and retention, organizational branding, communications and league partnerships.  
Lauletta was formerly the president of Radiate Sports, the sports marketing division of Omnicom’s The Radiate Group, a global network of independently branded, best-in-class marketing service agencies.  Prior to Radiate, Lauletta enjoyed a successful 11-year career at Miller Brewing Company.  He served in a variety of marketing leadership positions with Miller, most recently as director of sports and event marketing.  Lauletta was responsible for the strategic direction and management of Miller’s sports and event marketing.  He oversaw the negotiation and administration of Miller’s sports and entertainment sponsorships, including all major professional sports leagues, music venues and celebrity endorsements.  
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lauletta and his wife Jamie reside in Charlotte, N.C.

Max Jones, Managing Director, NASCAR

Max Jones enters his third season as team manager of the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ NASCAR racing operation.  He oversees all aspects of the team’s two entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Prior to CGRT Jones was president and general manager at Richard Petty Motorsports for two years from 2009 through 2010. Jones resides in Davidson, NC with his wife Linda.

Felix Sabates, Co-Owner

For decades Felix Sabates has been a trusted community leader throughout the Charlotte region for a myriad of reasons but most notably because of his business, civic and philanthropic endeavors. If the city of Charlotte had a Mount Rushmore, Felix’s likeness might be found on it as he has been active in promoting the community for over 40 years. This fun-loving Cuban American is also one of the most widely known and respected team owners in the NASCAR garage – a result of his nearly 30 years in the sport, his keen business sense, his close relationship with the France family and most of all because he is simply a “good guy." 

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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 four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon. 

The Los Angeles, CA native has the unique distinction of playing a part in each of the team’s 11 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.

Barry Wanser, Manager, INDYCAR

Barry Wanser manages Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indianapolis, IN-based Verizon IndyCar Series racing programs as the Team Manager (Competition). Wanser began his career with the team in 1997 and resides in Indianapolis.

Scott Harner, Team Manager, INDYCAR

Scott Harner manages Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indianapolis, IN-based Verizon IndyCar Series racing programs as the Team Manager (Administration). Harner began his career with the team in 1993 and resides in Indianapolis.