Walker stepping down from IndyCar

The Verizon IndyCar Series announced that Derrick Walker, president for competition and operations, will leave his post following the season ending Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Walker took the job with IndyCar in June of 2013 and has been the pinpoint of IndyCar’s introduction of aero kits as well as race control technology upgrades. Prior to his tenure at IndyCar, he operated his own race team, fielding cars for a number of big names in IndyCar including future starts Gil de Ferran, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

His team has also operated the Falken Tire GTLM effort in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and it’s forerunner series: the American Le Mans Series.

“I have appreciated the opportunity to work closely with the team owners, drivers and the team at IndyCar,” Walker said.

“After two and a half racing seasons, I believe the timing is right to move on to other opportunities.”

Walker has indicated that he wants to keep his TUDOR Championship program going although Falken Tire will be pulling their support at the end of the year.

IndyCar is actively searching to replace Walker.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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