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."