RACER’s Robin Miller has been named by the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association as a member of its Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
As RACER readers might know, Miller got a job with Jim Hurtubise at the 1968 Indianapolis 500 when Herk’s was the last roadster ever to make the race. He was hired at The Indianapolis Star a month later, where he began covering USAC and IndyCar racing. He found his way into television when ESPN hired him to write and cover IndyCar for RPM2Night, and he became a favorite guest and guest host on SPEED’s “Wind Tunnel” and SPEED REPORT. He started at RACER when SPEED folded, and currently writes for RACER.com and RACER magazine while also making the grid run his own and manning the pits for NBCSN on IndyCar telecasts.
“I was really lucky,” Robin said on The Drive with JMV on 107.5/1070 The Fan. “I’m covering the Indiana Pacers when I’m 19 years old and the Indianapolis 500 when I’m 19 years old, that probably couldn’t happen anymore. You certainly couldn’t get a job at the [Indy] Star or any paper unless you had a college degree, you’d never even get an interview. All the planets lined up for me, I was just very, very lucky.”
The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame honors those who “have graced Hoosier newspapers, radio stations and television airwaves.” The 24th annual awards banquet will be held on Sunday, April 7.