About the Creator:

As a child growing up in Las Vegas, it was Kaaveh Akbari’s goal to someday work in the racing industry, and specifically, be involved in the Indianapolis 500.

His first opportunity in racing came in 2003, when Tony Renna helped Akbari to get an internship with the Kelley Racing team as a PR intern to Jana Watt for the Indianapolis 500.

Tony Renna signs autographs for fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during May of 2003. Akbari supervises in the background. Motorsport.com photo by Earl Ma.

From there, he went on to work with Panther Racing (2003-2005), Dreyer and Reinbold Racing (2008-2009), and Sam Schmidt Motorsports (2007-2010), serving as the Director of Public Relations for the latter two.

In the fall of 2010, Akbari stepped away from racing to “settle down.”  Within the year, he married his wife, Barbara, and the two currently have three boys (Michael, Matthew, and Maximilian) and a dog, Lucy (poodle-terrier mix).

Akbari with wife, Barbara, and three kids (Michael, Matthew, and Maximilian).

The drivers that Akbari has worked with includes champions from multiple racing disciplines, including three Indianapolis 500 champions.  They include:

Richard Antinucci, Ana Beatriz, Townsend Bell, Wade Cunningham, James Davison, Milka Duno, Tomas Enge, Logan Gomez, Travis Gregg, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Justice, Buddy Lazier, Alex Lloyd, Philip Major, Pippa Mann, Leilani Munter, Jonny Reid, Tony Renna, Buddy Rice, Tomas Scheckter, Scott Sharp, Mark Taylor, Al Unser Jr., J.K. Vernay, James Winslow, and Gustavo Yacaman.

Akbari’s normal “9-5” is being a high school social studies teacher in Henderson, NV.

About the Website:

This site was established as a way of sharing a passion for motorsports and the people working within the industry.

While there are some that are constantly in the spotlight and deemed to be heroes, there are many people behind the scenes that are never recognized for their efforts.  The goal of this site is to tell their story.