Biography of Vinnie Miller
Vinnie Miller is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro/Toyota Supra for B. J. McLeod Motorsports. He has previously driven for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, Bolen Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, MDM Motorsports in the K&N Pro Series East and the ARCA Racing Series, and Wauters Motorsports in the CARS Super Late Model Tour.
After starting racing with quarter midgets at age five, Miller spent his formative years racing on Michigan short tracks, some being the same as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones. He focused on Owosso Speedway, driving late models. Miller also competed in super late models, Pro All Stars Series, New Smyrna Speedway’s Speedweeks and the 602 Tour.
In 2015, he signed with Wauters Motorsports to run super late models in the CARS Super Series, PASS Late Model Series and the Southern Super Series. During the CARS series, Miller split his time between Wauters and Crooks Racing, scoring a best finish of twelfth at Concord Speedway with Crooks. He drove for his own team in 2016, only finishing one of his five CARS attempts.
Miller signed with MDM Motorsports for a limited ARCA Racing Series schedule in 2017. The pairing came about through Miller’s agent, whom he raced with in Michigan for five years. In six races he scored four top tens, two coming on short tracks and two coming on superspeedways.
During his home race at Michigan International Speedway, he would start from the front row and lead laps for the first time in ARCA competition, leading six in total before being involved in an accident with Riley Herbst while the two were racing for the lead. Miller also competed in six races for MDM in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, scoring top tens in both races at South Boston Speedway.
Vinnie Miller signed with JD Motorsports for his NASCAR debut, which would come in the Xfinity Series in the No. 0 car replacing regular driver Garrett Smithley at Chicagoland Speedway. Vinnie Miller finished 29th, seven laps down. Later on, Vinnie Miller signed with Bolen Motorsports to make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway. He avoided a last-lap wreck to score a seventh-place finish, tying the best finish for the team up to that point.
On November 28, 2017, it was announced that Miller would become the full-time driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 entry in 2018, inheriting the ride driven by Harrison Rhodes in 2017.
On September 22, 2018, it was announced that Miller left JD Motorsports and would join the No. 78 entry for B. J. McLeod Motorsports for the remaining six races of the season and a full schedule in 2019. The deal for 2019 had been worked out during the summer, and JDM team owner Johnny Davis granted Miller a release from his team to get acclimated to the BJMM team earlier. Late in his rookie season, Vinnie Miller highlighted road course racing as something he would like to improve at for his sophomore season.
Miller grew up residing in the town of Metamora, Michigan, and graduated from Brandon High School in the nearby town of Ortonville. Vinnie Miller is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling when away from the racetrack. He also enjoys golfing and diving. He has stated that, were he not a race car driver, he would like to become a welder.
He credits his late grandfather Vance Weedon and his grandmother Julie Weedon for getting him involved in racing and for being the biggest influences on his life. He currently resides in the town of Cornelius, North Carolina.
- Full Name: Vance Matthew Miller
- Date of Birth: August 16, 1997
- Age: 22 years)
- Birth Place: Metamora, Michigan, United States
- Current team: Chevrolet Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team
- Education: Brandon High School
- Car no., team: No. 78 (B. J. McLeod Motorsports)
- 2019 position: 23rd
- Last race: 2020 Unhinged 300 (Talladega)
- Best finish: 23rd (2019)
- First race: 2017 TheHouse.com 300 (Chicagoland)
- Last race: 2020 Pocono Green 225 (Pocono)
- Net Worth: Unknown
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