Chip Ganassi Racing has named Doug Duchardt chief operating officer. He most recently served as executive vice president and general manager at Hendrick Motorsports. Duchardt spent more than 12 years at HMS where he directed all racing operations for a NASCAR team that fields four cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Under his watch, the team won seven MENCS Championships including a run of six consecutive from 2006-11.

Duchardt also spent more than 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. 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.

Also, Max Jones has been promoted to managing director of the team’s NASCAR operation joining Mike Hull, managing director of the team’s INDYCAR and IMSA Operations. Additionally, a newly formed Corporate Office will include Team Owner and CEO Chip Ganassi, President Steve Lauletta, COO Duchardt, CFO Chuck Gottschalk and Vice President of Human Resources Rob Wilder. The Corporate Office will oversee all of CGR’s racing and commercial activities globally. 

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