Another former Michael Waltrip Racing employee has landed on his feet. MWR’s former executive vice president of competition was announced this morning as NASCAR’s new senior vice president of competition, replacing Robin Pemberton who will be leaving NASCAR at the end of 2015.
The executive vice present of competition role at NASCAR consists of managing pretty much all forms of competition, including the technology in NASCAR, the inspection and its process, rule review and development and overseeing officiating across all of NASCAR’s racing series.
The position reports to NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell and will be based out of the Concord, North Carolina NASCAR Research and Development Center.
Miller worked at MWR since 2011 managing their Sprint Cup cars. Prior to his role at the now defunct TRD-back MWR team, Miller was a competition leader at Richard Childress Racing holding roles as both a crew chief and a VP of competition at RCR.
“I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained working within teams in an entirely new way at NASCAR,” Miller said.
“Our sport has evolved quickly over the last several seasons through advanced technology and its creative application in the garage area. We will strive to continue this forward momentum while assuring a level playing field and competitive racing. It’s a challenging opportunity and a logical next step for me. I can’t wait to get started.”
There has been no word on where current Senior VP of competition, Robin Pemberton is going in 2016, but it will be outside of NASCAR. Pemberton was a former crew chief for Rusty Wallace at Penske Racing and also worked for the teams of Richard Petty, Jack Roush, Felix Sabates and Roger Penske.
Source: Fox Sports – Scott Miller named NASCAR’s new senior VP of competition, replacing Robin Pemberton