Mark Miles Announces Resignation of IndyCar President Derrick Walker effective August 31, 2015 …

Posted: July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Derrick Walker at IMS during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis Road Course Test — Image by Chris Jones for the IMS

INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2015) — Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, announced that Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, has decided to leave the company effective August 31, 2015, the conclusion of the 2015 IndyCar season, in order to pursue other professional opportunities. A search for his replacement is now under way.

Walker has made several important contributions that advanced INDYCAR as a sanctioning body. During his tenure, he greatly assisted in securing Boston as a new event on the 2016 schedule, successfully introduced the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014, spearheaded additional investment to improve technology in Race Control and led innovation of the new Indy car aero kits. His focus on continuous safety advancement resulted in changes to the Indy car underwing, making the cars more stable and strengthening sidepods, further protecting drivers.

“We have benefited from Derrick’s extensive racing experience, his tireless effort and his passion for INDYCAR, and he will be missed,” said Miles. “We appreciate the thoughtful way Derrick has planned his transition and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Commented Walker, “I have appreciated the opportunity to work closely with the team owners, drivers and the team at INDYCAR. After two and a half racing seasons, I believe the timing is right to move on to other opportunities.”

Derrick Daly (right) speaks with IndyCar’s Derrick Walker —  Image by Dana Garrett for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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