GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 18, 2017) – In his NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) debut, Vinnie Miller finished in 29th place in Saturday’s Thehouse.Com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. The 20-year-old Michigan native’s goal was to complete the laps and learn as much as he could while running in one of the Top Tier NASCAR Touring Series.
Miller, in the No. 0 Master Mfg. Inc. Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, started the race in the 31st position, and gained valuable experience in the Xfinity Series by running a clean race.
“I think my first race in the Xfinity Series was a good one,” Miller said. “These races are much longer than what I’m used to, so a lot of focus goes into it. I’m so thankful to my family and to Master Mfg. Inc. for being here to support me this weekend and for making this a reality. I know I have a lot to learn and I am so happy that I was able to get through the 300 mile race without any issues. I can’t thank Johnny Davis, the crew and my teammates for all their help this past weekend.”
Miller returns to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. He will compete in the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc Toyota Camry for MDM Motorsports.
GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 12, 2017) Vinnie Miller will make his NASCAR top-tier Touring Series debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday, September 16th in the No. 0 Master Mfg., Inc JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camero.
Miller, an Ortonville, MI native has had proven success in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA) Series in 2017. The 20-year-old driver has one top-five and six top-10 finishes in his rookie season in both series in just 10 events. The young driver scored his best finish of fifth place at South Boston Speedway in the NKNPSE Series and scored top 10 finishes in his debut at Pocono Raceway and his home track at Michigan International Speedway; even leading laps on the 2-mile D-shaped track.
“It is a dream come true to be able to drive in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The opportunity to drive for Johnny Davis Racing this weekend is something I never thought would happen when I started racing at age five. I know Chicagoland is a bumpy track so it should be somewhat challenging and I have a lot to learn this weekend. I plan on listening and learning as much as I can from my JDM teammates and crew chief during practice. The goal is to finish the race first. I’ve always been told you must first finish, before you can finish first.
Thank you to my grandmother, Julie Weedon, my mom Renee Organtek and Master Mfg., Inc. for helping me get this far. I know my grandfather; Vance will be behind the wheel with me at Chicagoland.”
Chicagoland Speedway practice is scheduled for 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (CT) Friday. Qualifying is set for 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The Chicagoland 300 will get the green flag at 2:46 p.m. on NBCSN.
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Vinnie Miller piloting the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc MDM Motorsports NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway was running in the ninth place when a tire went down with just eight laps remaining relegating him to a 26th place finish Friday night in the Casey’s General Store 150.
The 19-year-old driver had finished sixth at Iowa Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series (ARS) Presented by Menards Fans With Benefits 150 on July 8th. The NKNPS car didn’t cooperate as well during practice and qualifying putting Miller in the 19th place position on the starting grid.
Miller was able to advance during the 150 lap event, climbing to the high of seventh place in the East/West showdown on the 7/8-mile Newton, Iowa track. The Master Mfg., Inc team was set to score another top-10 finish when a right front tire went down forcing the team to pit, losing two laps finishing 26th.
Miller on Iowa: “Iowa Speedway is really fun place to race. I’ve enjoyed both my starts there this year. We struggled a little bit today but still had a top-10 car as the race wore on. We’ve had some bad luck these last couple of races but that doesn’t mean this team isn’t close to scoring a win. These cars are really fast right and a blast to drive. I really can’t thank everyone involved enough for the hard work. I’m having a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get back at it soon.”
The Casey’s General Store 150 will be broadcast on NBCSN August 3 at 7 p.m., ET.
Vinnie Miller returns to Iowa Speedway in the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc. MDM Motorsports entry this weekend at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series combination race. Once a season, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) come together for the biggest series event of the season.
Iowa Speedway, located in Newton, Iowa, is one of NASCAR’s newest tracks. It was designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. The track hosts many different forms of motorsports including the Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Saturday’s Casey’s General Store 150 will be the ninth race of a 14-race schedule for the NKNPSE.
Miller made his Iowa Speedway debut on July 8th. He finished sixth in the ARCA Racing Series (ARS) Presented by Menards Friends with Benefits 150 after qualifying second in the Master Mfg. Inc., No. 41 Toyota. The 19-year-old driver has had a very solid rookie year, tallying seven top-10 finishes in ten starts between the ARS and NKNPSE.
Miller on Iowa: “I had a lot of fun in the ARCA race at Iowa. Since running that race, I’ve really been looking forward to hopping back in my NASCAR K&N No. 41 Master Mfg. Inc., Toyota and doing it again. It will be great to get back on track after a week off and get back to work with Jamie (Jones, crew chief) and the rest of my team. They have been working really hard and we’re going to finish out the season strong.”
The NKNPS Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway will air on NBCSN Aug. 3 at 7 p.m., ET.
Vinnie Miller piloting the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc. MDM Motorsports NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) car posted a 21st place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after a mechanical issue hampered the day.
The Metamora, MI native had little practice after a cut tire sent the 19-year-old driver into the wall during practice. The team discovered a damaged ball joint after Miller qualified 18th. The mechanical changed relegated Miller to the back of the field for the start of 70-lap race on the 1.058-mile Loudon, NH track.
The United Site Service 70 went green just before 7:30 p.m., ET. The only caution was for Miller, who suffered another cut tire. The team attempted to repair the car, but were unable to, retiring the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc Camry from the race after completing just 12 laps.
Vinnie Miller on New Hampshire: “Coming off several solid top-10 finishes it was a frustrating weekend for sure. I think our Master Mfg. Inc., Toyota had good speed but we just never had the chance to show it. We’ll have to keep our heads up and rebound. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the opportunity to drive really fast race cars. I know this isn’t where we wanted to finish but it is just part of racing when a part fails.”
The United Site Services 70 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway will air on NBCSN July 20, at 6 p.m., ET.
Vinnie Miller will make his second start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday piloting the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc. MDM Motorsports Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) United Site Services 70 race.
Miller made his first start on the 1.058-mile Loudon, N.H. speedway in a Super Late Model car in 2015.
Last weekend, Miller scored his sixth straight top-10 finish between the NKNPSE and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in his rookie season.
“This is the only the second track all season that I have raced on prior. Last time at NHMS was in 2015 in a Super Late Model. I know it won’t transfer over that much but I am at least familiar with the track.
Going there with a team capable of winning the race like MDM Motorsports is really exciting. My crew chief, Jamie (Jones) and the rest of my MDM Motorsports team have been giving me really fast Toyota’s this season. We have been advancing so much as a team and I’d like to really bring the No. 41 Master Mfg., Inc. MDM Motorsports car home with a podium finish this weekend. I’m expecting another solid weekend of learning, improving and having fun. I can’t thank Master Mfg. Inc., enough for the support.”
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the site of the United Site Services 70, is a premier motorsports venue nicknamed the “Magic Mile” has hosted NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (MENCS) events since 1993.
The United Site Services 70 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. ET. The race will air on NBCSN on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. ET