Report: IndyCar To Hire Walker

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Derrick Walker
Derrick Walker

INDIANAPOLIS — It appears IndyCar may be getting a new leader sooner rather than later.

SPEED reporter Robin Miller is reporting that longtime team owner Derrick Walker, who currently works as team manager for Ed Carpenter Racing, has agreed to become IndyCar’s president of racing operations.

Walker, who joined Carpenter’s team last season reportedly broke the news to his team’s staff on Wednesday.

The 68-year-old Scot has been involved in racing his entire life, working for Team Penske in the 1970s, overseeing Porsche’s IndyCar operation in the 1980s and operating his own team in both CART and IndyCar.

Walker knows all sides of the motorsports industry and may be the perfect choice to guide an organization where team owners are always attempting to oust leadership and put more power upon themselves.

Miller, who says Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles has been talking to Walker for sometime, reports an official announcement will come next week.