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INDIANAPOLIS–Motorsports journalist and Motorsports Hall of Fame member Robin Miller died Wednesday morning at the age of 71. He had been battling cancer.

From the moment Miller first visited his favorite place in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 1957, he knew he loved racing.

He was inducted into the Class of 2021 Motorsports Hall of Fame. On August 13, he was honored by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix on the IMS road course.

“I’m 71 years old, and today was the best day of my life,” Miller said. “To be honored by the Motorsports Hall of Fame and have all my friends and all these great drivers and mechanics show up, and then spend four hours having lunch with (A.J.) Foyt… I don’t know how you can top that.

Miller worked for many outlets during his career including the Indianapolis Star, NBC Sports, and Racer Magazine.

Miller graduated from Southport High School in Indianapolis and flunked out of Ball State University “after two very enjoyable quarters.”

Prior to becoming a motorsports journalist, he raced in midget car racing.

“I guess you could say I’ve done pretty well for a guy who flunked out of Ball State,” Miller would often say.

Miller’s sister, Diane, posted the following on Facebook Wednesday morning:

He was the best brother, uncle, friend, confidant, and journalist! His heart was big, his generosity was immeasurable, and his personality and quick wit was like no other!