Wells, 68, has recently served as a consultant to the organization and will assume his new role immediately. The move was announced Wednesday by team co-owners Jimmie Johnson and Maury Gallagher.
Gallagher, the current chairman of Allegiant Travel Co. and chair of the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII Committee in Las Vegas, expressed that Cal’s introduction to Legacy MC marks the beginning of a fresh era. Gallagher believes that with Cal on board, they have assembled a capable team. Cal’s extensive 40-year background in racing and senior management expertise will undoubtedly make a significant impact.
“We have experienced a season filled with numerous transformations, beginning with Jimmie joining forces with our team and the rebranding of our organization. Therefore, the inclusion of Cal is an extremely valuable and exciting addition for us at this moment.”
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Wells started his professional career by founding Precision Preparation Inc. (PPI) in 1979 and his relationship with car manufacturer Toyota began in 1982. Over the next 25 years, PPI dominated the off-road circuit, fielded multiple cars in open-wheel racing, and won in the NASCAR Cup Series.
After PPI, Wells assumed the roles of chief operating officer and executive vice president at Michael Waltrip Racing until 2011. Subsequently, he established LNGA Consulting, specializing in motorsports, aviation, and security.
“I have been acquainted with Cal throughout my entire professional journey, and we are thrilled to have him join our club. His remarkable experience and extensive knowledge of the industry, encompassing both the racing and business aspects, make him an ideal match for this position,” stated Johnson, a champion of the Cup Series on seven occasions.
“With Cal leading the way, we have full confidence in his ability to elevate us to new heights during the upcoming manufacturer change and in further strengthening our brand.”
In the previous season, Legacy MC made an announcement that they will switch from the Chevrolet team to Toyota starting from the 2024 season.
“I am deeply grateful and enthusiastic about being a member of Legacy Motor Club,” Wells expressed. “Collectively, we will enhance the solid groundwork and achievements of previous times, while propelling ahead with a revitalized concentration and cooperation.”
“We will all take pride in the future achievements of every aspect of this club for many years to come. It will be an extraordinary experience.”
Legacy M.C. currently fields two fulltime Cup Series teams for drivers Erik Jones and Noah Gragson and a parti-time entry for Johnson.