Richard Buck named NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Managing Director

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Late in the week, NASCAR announced a chance within their management as Richard Buck will be the new Sprint Cup Series Managing Director. Buck will report directly to NASCAR’s Vice President of Competition and Racing Development – Robin Pemberton – on news within the series. Wayne Auton remains in charge of the Nationwide Series while Chad Little remains in charge of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m eager and ready to pursue this unique opportunity to serve as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director,” Buck said. “I appreciate the faith that NASCAR’s management team has entrusted in me for this role. As we prepare to launch the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, I’m thrilled to expand my role in the sport of NASCAR, and I look forward to helping the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition team continue to produce the best racing in the world.”

Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Buck’s past experience includes being the Vice President of Racing Operations for the International Motor Sports Association (ISMA) and Managing Director of NASCAR’s Touring Series. The Phoenix native worked as a crew chief in open-wheel from 1980 to 2000 before working with teams in all three NASCAR National series till 2005.

”Richard Buck has demonstrated a deep and unique knowledge of motorsports, and his versatility and innovative approach to competition should serve the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage extremely well,” NASCAR President Mike Helton said. “His wide range of expertise will be of great benefit to our premier series. NASCAR is in the midst of exciting change in the Competition area, and Buck will be instrumental in providing us with fresh insights and implementing many of the changes in the years ahead.”

John Darby has held the position of Managing Director for the Sprint Cup Series the past 12 years. Darby will remain in NASCAR as managing director of Competition. Darby will be responsible for incorporating more technology and innovation into the Sprint Cup Series through NASCAR’s work at their Research and Development Center.

NASCAR also announced that Brad Moran will become NASCAR’s Touring Series Managing Director.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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