NASCAR looks to replace John Darby

1/19/10 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

NASCAR has long had an "unofficial" policy of putting some of the worst cheaters from competition into positions of power.  That is, take the competetive cheater, and put him in charge of finding and punishing the cheaters.

Gary Nelson and Robin Pemberton are familiar names to long time NASCAR fans, for their antics prior to their importance in the NASCAR trailer.  John Darby might be the one NASCAR official who wasn't well known as a cheater prior to his relationship with the NASCAR rulers.  He was actually a former team owner and crew chief, yes, but he quickly moved on to become a track official once his team ownership was done.

And he is fair. 

You can ask anyone in the garage, driver, crew chief, owner, and they will all say that Darby is the one who cleaned up NASCAR's image.  It has been his efforts that have improved the racing we see, so that cheating is not rewarded. 

Now, John Darby is moving up in into a managerial position with NASCAR, rumored to be put in charge of overseeing the Centre for Research and Development.

At this point in time, NASCAR has not made an official announcement, but they are conducting interviews for his replacement.
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