Robin Miller
Robin Miller
Category: At Large
CLASS OF: 2021
BORN: October 27, 1949
DIED: August 25, 2021

One of motorsports’ most influential journalists
Decades-long chronicler of open wheel racing
33-year career as Indianapolis Star beat writer
On-camera analyst with ESPN, SPEED Channel & NBC Sports
Popular columnist with RACER magazine &
Known for fearless candor and opinions


For many he was the ultimate voice of IndyCar racing, having covered the sport for over half a century. Miller attended his first Indy 500 in 1959. In 1968, age 18, he began working as a pit crew member for various teams. The same year he became a writer for the Indianapolis Star, where over the next 33 years he became one of the nation’s most influential motorsports journalists. Miller gained a large following for his insight and his candor, which sometimes led to controversy. In 1981 he accused inductee A.J. Foyt of cheating. In the late ‘90s, he was critical of Tony George and the Indianapolis Racing League. After being fired from the Star, Miller provided IndyCar expertise for ESPN, appearing on RPM2Night and Sports Century, and for the Speed Channel, where he appeared on, SPEED Center and WindTunnel with Dave Despain. Later, he appeared as an analyst on Versus/NBC Sports Network IndyCar coverage and was a star correspondent for RACER magazine and, including his popular column Miller’s Mailbag.

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