Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and team owners could know the name of Derrick Walker’s successor by early November. Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles, who also serves as IndyCar’s CEO, says a new President of Competition is ready to been identified and might be revealed after next week’s IndyCar schedule is published.
“We’ve had the time to look at all kinds of people that have been suggested and narrow the field,” Miles told RACER. “I hope that by as early as the end of next week, or the beginning of the following week, we should be there. We have somebody we can pick and announce.”
Asked if Walker’s replacement would be someone familiar to those in the IndyCar paddock, Miles said: “I don’t want to play a guessing game, but this person isn’t a total stranger.”
Based on feedback from multiple sources, the person’s identity has been kept clear of the rumor mill, and even from high-ranking series officials.
With 2016’s calendar of events expected to land as soon as Tuesday, and forthcoming news on who will lead the competition department, the two of IndyCar’s biggest questions should finally be put to rest. And once the new president of competition gets settled, they will have a backlog of questions to address.