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Stock Car Racing "Legends Reunion" award given to Leonard W. Miller of the Miller Racing Group Inc.

Stock Car Racing "Legends Reunion" award given to Leonard W. Miller of the Miller Racing Group Inc.

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Stock Car Racing "Legends Reunion" award given to Leonard W. Miller of the Miller Racing Group Inc. as a championship car owner and acknowledgement of his motor sports accomplishments. The plaque is wood with a black name plate mounted to the bottom half and two checkered racing flags with a steering wheel and helmet mounted to the top half of the plaque. The award was given by the Old Dominion Speedway of Manassas, Virginia on September 4, 2010 in front of thousands of fans, race track personnel and NASCAR teams. 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
auto racing plaque
date made
2010
referenced
Miller, Leonard T.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 9 in x 1 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 22.86 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2016.0308.06
accession number
2016.0308
catalog number
2016.0308.06
subject
auto racing
Professional
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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