Team owner Alex Job spent 20 years in the retail automobile business, primarily with Porsche, before pursuing racing as a full time business. For Job, racing has always been a motivating factor; in the 1970s, he raced part time while keeping his day job. Job retired from racing in the late '70s, but the separation didn't stick and he was drawn back to racing.
Job founded Alex Job Racing in 1988, with the goal of building a race program that would evolve into a championship caliber team. The team was initially run out of the two car garage at Alex and Holly's house. At the time, customer cars were not available from Porsche, so Alex built the first two cars they raced. In 1990, this goal came closer to becoming reality when the team began racing full time. As a result Alex was able to attack racing with a renewed focus. Alex Job Racing moved into their first commercial warehouse shop in 1991.