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.
Justin has spent 15 years in professional sports, having worked for The Buffalo Bisons (AAA Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) and the Cleveland Indians in a variety of capacities including, promotions, sales, entertainment, video production and marketing. He also spent 6 years in marketing and sales with Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest independent risk management firms.
He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and has a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
His passion for racing runs deep. He grew up attending races with his grandfather at Shangri-La Speedway in Upstate New York where he became a fan of modified legends Richie Evans, Jimmy Spencer and George Kent.
Justin is a volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife KC and his son Mac where they enjoy playing every sport under the sun together and spending free time at the lake.
Amanda Leach is the Director of Sponsor and Guest Relations for Kaulig Racing. Carrying a vast background in motorsports, Leach is entering her seventh 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.
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!