A new face is joining the NASCAR executive hierarchy.
NASCAR announced today that Scott Miller will take over as the Senior Vice President of Competition. He takes over the position from Robin Pemberton, who announced yesterday that he was leaving the post at the end of the 2015 calendar year. The Senior Vice President of Competition is responsible for managing all competition efforts related to technology, inspection, rule development and officiating across all NASCAR racing series.
Miller will be subservient to NASCAR Executive Vice-President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell and will be based at the Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.
Prior to accepting the position, he spent the last four years as the head of competition at Michael Waltrip Racing. Under his leadership, the organization put at least one car in the Chase in 2012 (two), 2013 and 2015.
“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.”
His résumé includes motorcycle racing in AMA Motocross, being an owner/driver in the NASCAR Winston West Series from 1983 to 1990, five seasons as a chief mechanic in the Verizon IndyCar Series and TriStar Motorsports in 1995.