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.