Dennis Lindsey Memorial Award presented to Leonard W. Miller at the end of the 2005 NASCAR season

Description (Brief):

Dennis Lindsey Memorial Award presented to Leonard W. Miller at the end of the 2005 NASCAR season. Miller Racing Group, Inc. won the NASCAR Late Model Stock track championship with Franklin Butler as their driver in 2005. Although Butler was white, it was the first time and African American owned team had won a track championship in NASCAR history. The Metropolitan Auto Racing Fans president presented this trophy to Miller.

Description (Brief)

Miller Racing Group was an African American racing team owned by father and son Leonard W. and Leonard T. Miller. MRG was sponsored by Dr. Pepper from 2001-2003 and delivered Dr. Pepper its first corporate win in the brand's history. The team competed in the NASCAR Late Model Stock Weekly Racing Series throughout the southeast. After the 2003 season, the Millers did not have a corporate sponsor for MRG and sustained the team with their personal funds and resources.

Date Made: 2005

Used: Miller, Leonard W.

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: auto racingLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: African American


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Credit Line: Gift of Leonard W. Miller

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0359.08Accession Number: 2016.0359Catalog Number: 2016.0359.08

Object Name: auto racing award

Physical Description: plexiglas (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 10 in x 3 in; 27.94 cm x 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1824814

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