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 racecar. 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 of paved tracks. As Bob grew older, many of his friends became racecar drivers, and Bob helped build their cars.
Years later, Kaulig became VP 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 sponsors such as Bobby Allisons’ #12, Stavola Bothers’ #8 Cars, and Libert Racings’ #98 truck for six years. For the years following, Raybestos became associate sponsors of 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.
Amanda Leach is the Director of Sponsor and Guest Relations for Kaulig Racing. Carrying a vast background in motorsports, Leach is entering her sixth 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. A transplant from Kennebunkport, Maine, she has enjoyed living in North Carolina for ten years. Racing is in Leach’s blood where her racing lineage in Southern Maine runs deep.
Katie Wernke heads into her first year with Kaulig Racing as the team’s Communications and Digital Content Specialist. In 2015 Wernke earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism with a minor in History from Bowling Green State University. After moving from Ohio to Charlotte in 2017, Wernke spent last season with Cunningham Motorsports honing video and graphic design skills that will now be implemented throughout Kaulig Racing’s social media outlets. Wernke is excited to start the next step of her career and jump into the 2018 race season.
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 the NASCAR industry. Lanier’s knowledge of the industry makes her an important part of the team. She is excited to start her third season with the team and can’t wait to be a part of the team’s first win!