• Mike Harding
  • Mike Harding

    Team Owner

    Harding Racing is owned and managed by Mike Harding. Mike is also the owner and CEO of Indianapolis based Harding Group, an asphalt and concrete contractor. Under his direction, Harding Group is an official sponsor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has been involved with the paving industry and his father’s company, F.E. Harding, since the early ’80’s. Mike purchased the company from his father and is now sole owner. Under Mike’s leadership, Harding Group consistently ranks in the “Top Ten” asphalt maintenance companies in the USA, year after year.

  • George Michael Steinbrenner IV
  • George Michael Steinbrenner IV

    Team Owner

    George Michael Steinbrenner IV is co-owner of Harding-Steinbrenner Racing. Teamed with fellow motorsports enthusiast, Mike Harding, Steinbrenner is moving into IndyCar. Steinbrenner spent his first years as a team owner learning the ropes of team ownership, management and sponsorship sales.
    George was imbued with a love of racing after being inspired by his uncle, Chris Simmons, who is an engineer on Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar team, and his late cousin, open-wheel racer Tony Renna, who died during a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003. His father, Hank Steinbrenner, whose younger brother Hal is managing general partner of the Yankees, is heavily involved with the team.

  • George Michael Steinbrenner IV
  • Brian Barnhart
  • Brian Barnhart

    Team President

    Brian Barnhart has over 25 years experience on both the operational and commercial side of IndyCar. His tenure in the operational side of IndyCar began in 1997 where he served in various roles, most recently as Vice President of Competition and Head of Race Control. Prior to his move to IndyCar, Barnhart spent several years as a crew member for multiple race teams including Al Unser Jr.’s winning teams. This is the first time Al Unser Jr. and Barnhart will be working together since their two Indianapolis 500 victories and two CART Championships in the early 1990s.

  • Al Unser Jr.
  • Al Unser Jr.

    Executive Consultant

    Al Unser Jr’s racing career is one of the sport’s best. He has 329 starts, 34 wins, and 7 poles. Little Al ran in The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Can-Am, CART, IROC, and IRL Series. He has 5 championship titles and various awards in racing. He is a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, 1992 and 1994. Al Unser Jr. was named ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1994.

  • Al Unser Jr.