Six Hoosier broadcasters--including the late motorsports journalist Robin Miller--will be inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame this Fall.
Known nationally to viewers of ESPN, SPEED and NBC, Miller's career covered more than 50 years, including 30 plus at the Indianapolis Star. Unsurprisingly, much of his career focused on auto racing since he owned race cars and drove them for 10 years. Robin is in the Motorsports Hall of Fame and Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
The Indiana Broadcasters Association's 2023 Hall of Fame class also includes play-by-play announcer Mark Boyle, radio show host Deb Miles, game-show host and sports broadcaster Mark Patrick, television producer Clayton Taylor and meteorologist Marcia Yockey.
This year's Hall of Fame class will be inducted during the annual Indiana Broadcasters Conference, October 2 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
New Minority Owner at Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)--the NASCAR organization with four Cup Series teams, three Xfinity Series teams and an ARCA Series team--has announced a new minority owner. JGR has received a significant investment from Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) and Arctos Partners.
"Josh Harris, David Blitzer and their entire team have a vision that has delivered winning franchises in basketball, hockey, soccer and youth sports. Their teams are among the most successful in their leagues in growing audience and sponsorship and their commitment to the communities they work in is unparalleled," said Joe Gibbs, team owner.
Through the investment, Joe Gibbs will also become a limited partner in Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, pending approval by the NBA and the NHL.
SCCA Announces Club Spec
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has announced its new Club Spec concept, which is "built on the success of Solo Spec Coupe," and is "an idea that would introduce a series of spec classes over the next few years that do everything SCCA does."
"Long gone are the days where every member picks their competition type and stays there forever," said Heyward Wagner, SCCA senior director of Rally/Solo and Experiential Programs. "Yes, we do have members who autocross or road race and have no interest in trying out other forms of participation within the SCCA--and that's great. But at the same time, the Club has more and more members looking for a one-size-fits-all vehicle that can be competitive and fun no matter the venue, allowing them to autocross one weekend, run a Time Trials event the next, and be competitive in both."
For complete details, visit the SCCA announcement here.
For more racing news, visit the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) website here.