IndyCar is set to announce Beaux Barfield as its new race director, SPEED's Robin Miller reported Tuesday. IndyCar confirmed it will hold a press conference formalizing the announcement at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, also streamed online via IMS' website.
Barfield, who has served as race director for the American Le Mans Series since 2008 and also officiated Champ Car and Formula Atlantic races, replaces Brian Barnhart – who has been shifted to the new president of operations role.
Barfield was a driver himself during the 1990s, with three years spent between Formula 2000 and Indy Lights.
At the moment, three joint IndyCar/ALMS weekends are on their respective 2012 calendars – giving Barfield a chance to still see his ALMS colleagues within race control.