NASCAR Names New Sr. Vice President Of Competition, Promotions


NASCAR has announced Elton Sawyer has been named its senior vice president of Competition. 

“Following his lengthy driving career, Elton held key leadership positions for several race teams and here at NASCAR for the last eight seasons. He will excel in this role, and we look forward to watching him continue to grow the Competition team during this crucial era in our sport’s history,” NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Steve O’Donnell said. 

Sawyer joined NASCAR in February of 2015 as managing director of the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. Most recently, he held the role of NASCAR vice president, technical inspection and officiating, a role he assumed in 2016. 

Sawyer replaces Scott Miller, who will assume the newly formed role of Competition Strategist within the NASCAR Competition team after a more than 40-year career in motorsports.

“We are thrilled that Scott Miller has chosen to remain a key part of the NASCAR Competition team,” said O’Donnell. 

NASCAR has also announced the promotions of several individuals to key positions within its Competition leadership team: John Probst has been promoted to NASCAR Chief Racing Development Officer; Dr. Eric Jacuzzi has been promoted to NASCAR vice president, Vehicle Performance; Dr. John Patalak has been promoted to NASCAR vice president, Safety Engineering; and Brandon Thomas has been promoted to NASCAR vice president, Vehicle Design.

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