Chip Ganassi Racing President to step down

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Steve Lauletta is stepping down as president of Chip Ganassi Racing, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Lauletta will remain with the company through March and serve as a consultant the rest of the year.

No replacement has been named. Doug Duchardt, who joined the organization Jan. 3 as chief operating officer, will take over most of Lauletta’s duties.

Duchardt spent 12 years as an executive at Hendrick Motorsports before leaving there in June 2017.

When Ganassi announced Duchardt’s hiring, it also stated that it had formed a Corporate Office of Ganassi that included Duchardt, Lauletta, CFO Chuck Gottschalk and Vice President of Human Resources Rob Wilder to oversee all of CGR’s racing and commercial activities globally.

Ganassi competes in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, Verizon IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship.

Lauletta joined Chip Ganassi Racing in July 2007 as the team’s president.

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