Jim Farley, who replaced Jim Hackett as Ford’s CEO, revealed his new responsibilities won’t prevent him from hitting the track. He obtained permission from Executive Chairman Bill Ford to continue racing.
“It was probably the second conversation we had after we had talked about this leadership opportunity. I said, ‘You know, Bill, I just can’t stop racing. It’s just who I am. It’s my yoga. You’ve got to let me do this if I’m going to be a better CEO.’ He was very supportive,” the executive explained in an interview.
Farley, 58, started competing in 2008 after buying a Shelby Cobra, according to Automotive News. He often races his 1966 Ford GT40 and his 1978 Lola T298, but his collection is vast and eclectic. It includes a 1932 Ford Roadster, a 1965 Shelby GT350, and a