Miller Racing Group Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy, 2005

Miller Racing Group Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy, 2005

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Miller Racing Group Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy, 2005. This is one of many winner's trophies won by The Miller Racing Group with Franklin Butler III as their driver. This was the year MRG won the track championship which was the first time an African American owned team won a NASCAR track championship since NASCAR's inception in 1948.
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 trophy
date made
2005
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
marble (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 11 in x 7 in; 76.2 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
2016.3189.23
nonaccession number
2016.3189
catalog number
2016.3188.23
subject
auto racing
Professional
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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