Starting a Nascar team is hard work. Starting a Nascar team as an African American is even harder. This is just one of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing programme. Fuelled by more than the desire to win, Miller made it his goal to create opportunities for black racing drivers in the vastly white, Southern world of Nascar. This title chronicles the travails of selling marketing plans to sceptics and scraping by on the thinnest of budgets.
LEONARD T. MILLER is a second-generation African-American auto racing team owner, the president of Miller Racing Group, Inc, and a twenty-one-year veteran commercial airline pilot. His dad, Leonard W. Miller, entered a team in the 1972 Indianapolis 500 and is in the Black Athletes Hall of Fame.
ANDREW SIMON is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. For over a decade he has covered music, sports, and pop culture for Rolling Stone Press, VIBE, Complex, and ESPN Magazine.