RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., is a corporation that operates a chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores across the Southern United States. The firm is Georgia’s third largest private company, with sales of $9.1 billion in 2013.
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The company was founded by Carl Bolch Sr. in 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, with his first stores operating under the name Carl Bolch Trackside Stations. In 1959, Bolch relocated and acquired the Oil Well Company of Opp, Alabama, which consisted of numerous independent outlets across rural Alabama.
The former Chief stores were converted into AutoZone stores or closed. Chief was considered another convenience concept of 7-Eleven; many of the stores were open 24 hours a day. Many Chief stores were adjacent to 7-Eleven stores, or were in stand-alone buildings. 7-Eleven called them "convenience auto parts stores."
His son, Carl Bolch Jr., who succeeded his father as chief executive, joined the company in Montgomery, Alabama in 1967. After pioneering the concept of self-service gasoline in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, the company relocated its headquarters in 1976 to Atlanta, Georgia, and adopted the brand “RaceTrac” for its company-operated stations. RaceWay stations, operated by contractors, continue as a part of RaceTrac Petroleum.
In the 1990s RaceTrac operated as a cash-only business, but it now accepts credit cards, debit cards and fleet cards.
In October 2012, Carl Bolch Jr. announced he would be passing the CEO title to his daughter, Allison Bolch Moran, while remaining Chairman of the Board. The change went into effect December 31, 2012.
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. operates more than 650 retail gasoline convenience stores in 12 southeastern states under the RaceTrac (company-operated) and RaceWay (Contract Operator-operated) names. Most RaceTracs feature 20 to 24 fueling positions and a 5000+ sq. ft. convenience store offering over 4,000 items. In January 2012, RaceTrac introduced its new 6,000 square foot store design, the RT6K, which features Swirl World frozen yogurt, free wi-fi internet and indoor and outdoor seating.
A large bus terminal with 10 platforms and an indoor waiting area adjoins the station. The building, which is owned by the AMT features an AMT ticket counter as well as a convenience store and a coffee shop. In addition, the station has parking for 1342 cars — 644 free outdoor park and ride spaces and 698 paying spaces (54 outdoor, 644 indoor). The indoor spaces cost $7 a day or $80 per month (if a user purchases a monthly parking pass). All bus traffic enters and leaves on Boulevard de l'Avenir.