Who was Robin Miller?
Robin Lee Miller was a motorsports journalist in the United States. In the 1970s, he worked as a pit crew member for Indy cars and raced in the USAC midget series.
Robin Miller died in Indianapolis on Wednesday, August 25th. Diane Miller Zachary, his sister, posted the news of his death on Facebook.
He was 71 years old.
Miller was born on October 27, 1949, in Anderson, Indiana, U.S.
Robin Miller was never married. According to various sources, he was never married and nothing is known about why he did not.
Miller is most recognized for his work as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star between 1968 and 2001. He also contributed to publications such as Autoweek, Car and Driver, ESPN, and Speed.
He was a correspondent and senior writer for Racer magazine and website at the time of his death, as well as reporting for NBCSN on IndyCar Series broadcasts.
In 1957, Miller paid his first visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and in 1959, he attended his first Indianapolis 500.
He got to “stooge” for his driving hero Jim Hurtubise at Indy in 1968, when he was 18 years old.
Miller was employed for free to help out with the pit crew on odd duties, but he was sacked before the end of the month after he destroyed Hurtubise’s paintwork.
He claimed to have lost over $250,000 in gambling, and the saddest point of his career was losing his friend Art Pollard during Indy 500 practice in 1973.
How Did Robin Miller Die?
Miller revealed in July 2021 that he had terminal leukemia, but that he planned to return to racing as soon as possible.
At the age of 71, he died in Indianapolis the following month. Miller died after a long fight with cancer, according to reports.