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 participates in several racing events as a driver and is an avid car collector. In 2018, he was able to achieve two of his most impressive wins in both of those arenas by claiming victory in the Exhibition class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and having one of his vintage IndyCars bring home Best in Class at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
In addition, Ray is the majority owner, President and CEO of JRi Shocks, a high performance shock absorber manufacturer, hosts and Executive Produces Glory Road on NBCSN and 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.