Longtime Corvette Racing boss Doug Fehan will return to the team in a brand ambassador role after he was relieved from his position with the team last year.
According to Autoweek, Fehan will serve as a Corvette Racing brand ambassador starting with the IMSA Belle Isle Grand Prix in June. The former program manager, who is well-known and well-loved by the Corvette Racing fan base, will interact with Corvette customers and Corvette Racing fans throughout the race weekend. He will also maintain a presence at Chevrolet fan promotions at the track and in the Corvette Corral parking area.
“This is a welcomed opportunity to help continue taking the Corvette brand forward,” Fehan said. “We have a lot of exciting challenges ahead, but the competition engineering team is well-equipped to continue taking the legacy of Corvette Racing into the future. That’s evidenced by the win at the Rolex 24. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing all our fans during the 2021 IMSA season.”
Fehan was in charge of Corvette Racing from its inception in 1996 until his departure at the end of last season. Under his direction, the Chevrolet factory team took 14 championships, 13 manufacturer and driver titles, and an impressive 113 race victories. Of those 113 wins, eight of them came at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Doug’s passion and enthusiasm created an incredible connection with race fans around the world,” Chevy said in a statement following his departure last year. “Any fan who met Doug will never forget him.”
Corvette Racing currently sits first in the GTLM standings after the No. 3 Corvette C8.R team won the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two Corvette C8.Rs had a difficult outing at Sebring last month, with the No. 3 car getting punted from the lead by a BMW and the No. 4 car suffering ignition issues, so they’ll be looking to shift the momentum in their direction at the IMSA Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio later this month.