Miller Racing Group, Inc. team crew cap worn by co-owner Leonard W. Miller

Miller Racing Group, Inc. team crew cap worn by co-owner Leonard W. Miller

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Miller Racing Group, Inc. (MRG) team crew cap worn by co-owner Leonard W. Miller is a white baseball cap with the Miller Racing Group logo on the front. The patch graphics represent an African American driver denoted by the black handgrip on the steering wheel. This cap was worn at public relation events around the country from 2003-2006. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap
date made
2003
user
Miller, Leonard W.
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 11.43 cm x 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
2016.0308.02
accession number
2016.0308
catalog number
2016.0308.02
subject
auto racing
Professional
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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