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Old North State Award presented to Leonard W. Miller

Old North State Award presented to Leonard W. Miller

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Old North State Award presented to Leonard W. Miller. This was presented to Leonard W. Miller in concert with the Association for Diversity in Motorsports (AFDIM) induction of Miller into their Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on October 11, 2005. A North Carolina State representative presented this award to Miller for his development of the Miller Racing Group (MRG) as a channel for African American NASCAR drivers. North Carolina also acknowledged Miller's fortitude in garnering General Motors, Dr. Pepper, Sunoco and Lincoln Electric and Wittnauer Watches as sponsors to sustain this pioneering African American NASCAR endeavor based in Concord, North Carolina, the heart of America's stock car racing industry.
Miller Racing Group was an African American racing team owned by father and son Leonard W. and Leonard T. Miller. 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
2005
user
Miller, Leonard W.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 43.815 cm x 36.83 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2016.0359.12
accession number
2016.0359
catalog number
2016.0359.12
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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