Robin Lee Miller (October 27, 1949 – August 25, 2021) was an American motorsports journalist. He is a member of the Indy Car Pit Team and participated in the USAC Midget Series in the 1970s. Miller is known as the star writer of Indianapolis from 1968 to 2001. He also writes and speeds for Car Weekly, Cars and Drivers, ESPN. He is currently a senior writer and correspondent for Racer magazine and website, and also covers IndyCar broadcasts for the NBC Sports Network.
Indianapolis has lost a legend in sports journalism, Robin Miller. In tribute, I have removed the paywall from my One on One radio episodes with him. He was the easiest of all interviews, given his colorful background and blunt, self-effacing nature. Listen and you’ll …
Robin Miller is arrogant, unfiltered, pointless, self-deprecating, and the first person to call himself an idiot. He’s still the one with the pen. He amazes racing fans with his unmatched knowledge of motorsports, does nice things for people who go unnoticed, and is very loyal to his friends.
Miller died Wednesday after battling cancer for 4 years. He is 71 years old.
Miller said he was not an athlete, he was wearing baggy pants and a sweatshirt with the driver’s face emblazoned on the front. He eats hamburgers, donuts, and sweets from Long’s Bakery from hardworking friends.
At the age of 18, he dropped out of college, took a break at the city’s largest newspaper, and answered the phone. He volunteered for his racing idol Jim Hurtubise (Jim Hurtubise) and was fired immediately after spoiling the paint job.