NASCAR names new managing director for Cup Series

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NASCAR names new managing director for Cup Series
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Jan 16, 2019, 9:08 PM

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has a new managing director.

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NASCAR on Wednesday named industry veteran Jay Fabian as the new managing director of the Cup series, replacing Richard Buck.

Fabian most recently served as managing director of technical integration at NASCAR, where he oversaw post-race technical inspection at NASCAR’s research and development center in Concord, N.C.

“With his vast experience across the industry, Jay Fabian is uniquely suited for this position,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said in a statement.

“Jay’s steady leadership and depth of knowledge are tremendous assets that will greatly benefit the series and all of NASCAR.”

Prior to joining NASCAR in April 2016, Fabian native worked at Michael Waltrip Racing. During his 10-year tenure, MWR teams qualified for the NASCAR playoffs in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

“This is a fast-paced sport that is constantly evolving, and I’m thankful for this opportunity and eager to take on the challenge,” Fabian, a native of Everett, Pa., said. “Racing has been my passion for as long as I can remember.

“There is growing anticipation for the 2019 season, and I’m looking forward to being a part of an outstanding team that will help build our sport.”

A consistent presence in all three NASCAR national series garages, Fabian’s versatile career has included roles as an over-the-wall crew member, a crew chief and, now, the managing director of NASCAR’s premier series.

Wayne Auton will continue as the Xfinity Series’ managing director and Brad Moran remains the Gander Outdoors Truck Series managing director. All three report directly to Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition.

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Author Jim Utter