Bob Kaulig grew up in a small town named Sayler Park on the west side of Cincinnati. Kaulig’s father owned a service station and sponsored a race car. That’s when Kaulig’s passion for motorsports and NASCAR began.
Sayler Park was a town filled with racing enthusiasts and owners of a local race track. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you could often find Bob at one of the local dirt or paved tracks. As Bob grew older, many of his friends became racecar drivers, and Bob helped build their cars.
Years later, Kaulig became Vice President of Marketing for Raybestos Brakes, a supporter and supplier of IndyCar and NASCAR for many years. During his time at Raybestos, Kaulig managed the racing program, with big name drivers such as Bobby Allisons’ #12, Stavola Brothers’ #8 Cars, and Libert Racings’ #98 truck for six years. For the years following, Raybestos became an associate sponsor for Robert Yates’ and Joe Gibbs’ cars. In addition, Raybestos participated in the contingency decal program, sponsoring NASCAR’s “Raybestos Rookie of the Year” program for 10 years.
Jeff Burton, the NBC Race announcer, was the driver of the No. 8 car at Stavola Brothers for two seasons. During his time at Raybestos, Kaulig had the privilege of awarding the Rookie of the Year to NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.
In 2009, Kaulig came to LeafFilter Gutter Protection in Hudson, Ohio, and as a result has been instrumental to the improvement and dramatic growth of sales of the company. Kaulig brings over 20 years of experience, including 15 years as a VP of Sales and Marketing for a Fortune 500 Company with an excess of $2B in sales.
In 2018, Kaulig retired from LeafFilter Gutter Protection and spends his time between Ohio and his home in Florida, playing golf with his wife Anna.
With more than 20 years of experience, Lennie Chandler has invaluable industry knowledge. Chandler has worked with truck teams for 10 years before moving to Kevin Harvick Inc. for seven years. His favorite memory is winning at Daytona. When he’s not working on race cars, he enjoys fishing and camping at the beach. Chandler loves the competitiveness of NASCAR and is an integral part of Kaulig Racing’s success.
Purchasing & Human Resources Manager
As a North Carolina native, Justin Cox grew up in a racing household. He worked for Richard Petty Motorsports and attended college in Winston-Salem for racing. He then worked at Kevin Harvick Inc. for six years with time spent in the Xfinity and truck series. His positive relationship with vendors and organizational skills make him a great asset to Kaulig Racing.
Director of Sponsor & Guest Relations
Amanda Leach is the Director of Sponsor and Guest Relations for Kaulig Racing. Carrying a vast background in motorsports, Leach is entering her eighth consecutive season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series™. She is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, a minor in Psychology and a Concentration in Management. Leach has been with Kaulig Racing since its’ inception in 2016.
A transplant from Kennebunkport, Maine, she has enjoyed living in North Carolina for over 10 years. Racing is in Leach’s blood where her racing lineage in Southern Maine runs deep. When not traveling with Kaulig Racing, Leach enjoys spending time with her family, working out and enjoying the simple things in life.
Tonya Lanier has over 15 years of experience in the racing industry. Working at RCR for the last 15 years as an administrative assistant, she’s become quite accustomed to the NASCAR industry. Lanier has been with Kaulig Racing since the beginning in 2016.
Lanier’s knowledge of the industry makes her an important part of the team. She is excited to start her fifth season with the team and has enjoyed seeing the team’s success first-hand.
Manager, Driver & Team Communications
Carly Miktuk is the Manager of Driver and Team Communications for Kaulig Racing and is entering her second season with the growing NASCAR Xfinity Series team. Raised near the hub of racing, just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, Carly decided early on to attend Clemson University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Her first professional dip into the world of racing was interning for Action Express Racing in the IMSA series in 2015. It was after she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 that she decided to explore the NASCAR side of the motorsports world.
Since graduating from Clemson University, Carly has worked in the NASCAR Cup Series with drivers Kasey Kahne and Michael McDowell before joining Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019.
Video Production Manager
Casey Lajoie is the Video Production Manager for Kaulig Racing. Racing has been at the center of Casey’s life since the day he was born. Raised in a family of racers stemming from his grandfather, then to his father, who is a NASCAR champion, and then to his brother, who currently races in the NASCAR Cup Series, the roots run deep. Casey has been hands on in the motorsports industry his whole life, he has done everything from driving race cars, to working on race cars, to now filming race cars. Casey sparked an interest in videography in 2014 which led him to complete a program at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Since graduating, he has worked with Speed51 and on numerous projects with different drivers, before finding himself at Kaulig Racing in 2019. Casey’s unwavering knowledge of the industry is key to capturing film each race weekend.