Miller Racing Group, Inc. Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy at Old Dominion Speedway, 2006

Miller Racing Group, Inc. Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy at Old Dominion Speedway, 2006

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Miller Racing Group, Inc. Late Model Stock Car event winner trophy at Old Dominion Speedway, 2006. This was the last win for The Miller Racing Group with Franklin Butler III as their driver before MRG closed its doors due to lack of corporate sponsorship. In 2012, Old Dominion Speedway which was built in 1952, ceased operations due to noise complaints from increasing residential development.
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
user
Miller, Leonard W.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (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
2016.0359.05
accession number
2016.0359
catalog number
2016.0359.05
Credit Line
Gift of Leonard W. Miller
subject
auto racing
Professional
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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