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.