Thursday, January 9, 2014

NASCAR gets a new Sprint Cup Series director

  When the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series gets underway this year it will do so with its first new leader in a dozen years.

   NASCAR on Thursday announced Richard Buck as the series' new managing director, replacing John Darby. Darby will remains at NASCAR as managing director of competition. Buck, along with Nationwide series director Wayne Auton and Truck series director, Chad Little, will report to NASCAR's vice president of competition, Robin Pemberton.

   Buck currently serves as vice president of racing operations for the International Motor Sports Association, a role he will maintain through the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.

   "I'm eager and ready to pursue this unique opportunity to serve as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director," Buck said in a statement. I appreciate the faith that NASCAR's management team has entrusted in me for this role."

1 comment:

  1. It was under John Darby that NASCAR got away from competent handling of the technology arms race and the result was the complete erosion of quality racing almost everywhere. Richard Buck has to get the racing back to where 40 lead changes is never the exception.