Driven by a passion for automobiles, Ray Evernham started working on short track race cars at age 15 and never looked back. Since then, he has designed, built and driven some of the most advanced race cars known to man. His drive to succeed in motorsports created opportunities for him in both the auto racing and technology industries.
In 1993, Ray was offered the opportunity to team with, up and coming driver, Jeff Gordon as his crew chief at Hendrick Motorsports. He would go on to revolutionize the crew chief role at NASCAR’s highest level of competition, as leader of the Rainbow Warriors.
During his tenure with Gordon, he earned three championships and 47 wins in 216 NASCAR Cup series starts, including two Daytona 500 victories and the inaugural Brickyard 400. His success earned him crew chief of the decade honors in 2000, and his innovative work with pit crews continues to set the performance standard today. His thumbprint also remains on engineering systems used throughout the industry.
In 2006, the media voted Ray Evernham the greatest crew chief of all time, an honor he believes to be his highest recognition to date.
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