Widely considered one of the best road racers in the world, American icon Joey Hand joined the Ford Performance family in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since.
He was a key member of the Ford GT race program, claiming not only five wins in IMSA’s GTLM class, but also winning his class at Le Mans alongside teammates Dirk Müller and Sebastien Bourdais in 2016, 50 years after Ford’s historic podium sweep in 1966. He also contributed significantly to the development of the Ford GT road car now enjoyed by customers around the world.
After the conclusion of the Ford GT program, Hand has been a valuable development resource for Ford Performance, serving as one of the lead development drivers for the Mustang GT3 program alongside Harry Tincknell, refining Ford’s flagship race car into a tool of pure precision and speed. He has also been working on other projects ranging from the new Mustang GT4 to the NASCAR Next Gen Mustang Cup car, which he has also competed in on several road courses over past few years.
Prior to his career at Ford, Hand earned numerous sportscar racing wins and success ranging across Grand-Am, ALMS, DTM and more.
He currently resides outside of Sacramento, California with his wife Natalie (a former karting champion herself) and two children. His son, Chase, is following in his parents’ footsteps with a successful kart career of his own.
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