Ray Evernham has more than four decades of experience in the automotive and racing industries. He has worked with the biggest names in motorsport history, including Gordon, Andretti, Foyt and Earnhardt, was a vital force in resurrecting the International Race of Champions (IROC) series, won three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships as a crew chief for Jeff Gordon, and partnered with Dodge to build Evernham Motorsports into one of the most successful teams in NASCAR. Evernham has also held many roles in the television industry, including serving as a NASCAR analyst for SPEED, ESPN, ABC, FOX and NBC and hosting his own television series, AmeriCarna, on the Velocity channel. He also served as voice talent and a consultant for Pixar’s Cars 3. In January of 2018, Ray received the most significant honor of his career when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Currently, Evernham hosts the television series Glory Road on NBCSN, participates in several racing events as a driver, restores classic cars and vintage race cars through his company Big Iron Garage, and is the CEO and majority owner of JRi Shocks. Two of Ray's most notable accomplishments of recent include winning his class in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with his custom-built race car nicknamed "The Ghost" and claiming Best in Class at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with his 1965 Brawner Hawk IndyCar, which Mario Andretti drove to his first IndyCar race and championship wins.
In addition, Ray is very active with his foundation, Evernham Family – Racing for a Reason, which funds a community center in Davidson, NC for young adults with high-functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome called IGNITE.
Evernham has long been known as one of the most loyal brand ambassadors in the automotive industry, with several partnerships still intact for more than 15 years. From marketing campaigns to hospitality at events, Ray is a dynamic brand representative with a very authentic personality.
Ray is a true American success story, coming from meager beginnings racing at small race tracks across the northeastern US to winning championships at the highest levels of motorsport and completely changing the way NASCAR teams are structured. Evernham has delivered keynote speeches for Fortune 500 companies all over the United States.
Due to his vast experience in the racing and automotive industries, Evernham is able to provide an authentic and knowledgeable perspective on a variety of topics. Ray has been a NASCAR analyst for almost every major sporting news outlet, hosted and Executive Produced his own television series, and served as voice talent and a consultant for one of the most prominent movie franchises in history, Cars 3.
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