IRL: Kelley Racing spotlight - Jeff Darks

Jeff Darks' job title could easily be the Kelley Racing Jack of All Trades. Officially he is the Marketing Manager but Darks is the roll-up-your-sleeves and pitch-in-anywhere kind of team player. At the shop, Darks maintains the Kelley Racing ...

Jeff Darks' job title could easily be the Kelley Racing Jack of All Trades. Officially he is the Marketing Manager but Darks is the roll-up-your-sleeves and pitch-in-anywhere kind of team player. At the shop, Darks maintains the Kelley Racing website, handles team logistics, team uniforms, licensing and merchandising, sponsor decal placement and all other marketing related projects.

At the track, he can be found in the garage placing decals or in-car cameras, in the pit box handling fuel cans or over-the-wall running the air jack.

Darks grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. He has been involved in motorsports for eight years, five of those spent with Kelley Racing. His motorsports resume includes driving the transporter, selling merchandise and managing show car programs.

His greatest moment in racing thus far is being a member of Scott Sharp^Òs Indianapolis 500 pole winning team in 2001. He wants to add wins in the Indy 500 and IRL series championships to that list of motorsports accomplishments. Darks, his wife Shanenn and three year-old son Austin reside in a new home they recently built in Avon, Indiana.

He is an avid outdoorsman and spends as much time as possible enjoying a variety of sports.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp