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IndyCar hires Walker as competition chief

Updated: May 13, 2013, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar drivers and owners have always considered Derrick Walker to be a beacon of leadership.

Now he's switching to what Walker calls the "dark" side.

The well-respected former team owner was hired Monday as IndyCar's new head of competition, ending the worst-kept secret in Indianapolis. Speculation that the 68-year-old Scotsman would lead the competition department kicked into high gear last week when four-time series champ Dario Franchitti, also a Scot, said Walker ...

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