The Race Team Alliance is looking to hire an Exec Dir to become the day-to-day, full-time leader of the coalition of NASCAR teams, group Chair Rob Kauffman said.
Kauffman has been the leader of the RTA since it was founded in '14 as a way for teams to collectively leverage their bargaining power and come together to discuss key industry issues, but Richard Petty Motorsports Majority Owner Andrew Murstein last week said he would like to see a full-time exec hired to run the organization.
Kauffman, the co-Owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, also holds other racing and business interests that take up his time, leading to the thought that teams could be best served by hiring someone to focus more on RTA initiatives. Kauffman said, "It's a real initiative that we're discussing with the board and members, and I think it has a lot of merit. ... It just reflects the maturing of the team association that it serves a useful purpose and hopefully more useful over time."
The RTA currently has two full-time employees, but the new Exec Dir would become the face of the organization and take the lead on major initiatives.
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