James Lang is a life long New Englander spending the last 32 years in New Hampshire and Connecticut. At the age of 14 Lang became involved in motorsports working for the Fadden family on the Busch North, K&N, and ARCA tours until 2010. His time in racing was very educational, but it was the life long relationships that have endured the test of time. During he and his wife’s search for a family business, it was important to align with a company that fostered their same values. In their one-year span with NAPA thus far they believe they have found just that.
He and his wife both attended the University of New Hampshire and now our the proud paretns of a son, Kagan. They enjoy traveling, time on the water and quality time spent together. They are self-proclaimed foodies and will go out of their way to find a great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. In Lang’s free time he enjoys golf, watching baseball and the outdoors.
Lang’s son ‘Kagan’ had his name enscribed on the left-rear quarter panel of Chase Elliott’s No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS as a part of the Honorary Pit Crew Member program to thank his father James for dedication to the NAPA brand. Lang started his day off with a garage and hauler tour and followed that by meeting Elliott outside of his coach. Later in the day, Lang walked out to pit road where he was able to take a photo at the car and stand with the team for the pre-race festivites. Once it was time for engines to fire, Lang climbed atop the NAPA pit box to watch the race alongside Gustafson and the NAPA engineers before heading up to the suite to watch Elliott complete the race.
How was your experience as NAPA’s Honorary Pit Crew Member?
"Just seeing the change in technology is what I've enjoyed the most about the day. It's great to have NAPA back in the Cup Series. I have a soft spot for motorsports having been around it for so many years. We really appreciate what Chase does for the NAPA brand – and my two-year old son can even say "Chase" now.”