IndyCar »

Miller appeals to fans in pursuit of dream

Indy Lights rookie Joel Miller is turning to the fans to help fund his dream of racing at Indianapolis next month.

Finding sponsorship to compete in the top echelon of open-wheel racing has always been a barrier for talented race drivers such as Joel Miller.

After enjoying success in the lower formulae, Miller spent most of the off-season pounding the pavement of the road to Indy to secure a ride in the Firestone Indy Lights race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Now, he is taking his case to the fans, and has launched the website www.jMillerIndy.com in the hope of raising enough funds to compete in the Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 28 May.

"Long Beach was a one-off effort, but I hope to turn it into more," said Miller, who finished eleventh on his Indy Lights debut, "I'm hoping that the awesome open-wheel fans in this country will visit jMillerIndy.com to find out more about me and how they can be a part of the American motorsports dream."

With a $10 donation, fans will receive a Joel Miller wristband, a weekly behind the scenes e-mail update from Miller and a chance to sign the car that will run at the Firestone Freedom 100. There will also be opportunities to meet the driver.

"Joel Miller is one of the hardest working drivers I've seen trying to raise funding for his dream," said Andersen Racing co-owner John Andersen, who has fielded cars for Miller in both Star Mazda and Firestone Indy Lights, "I think getting the word out about jMillerIndy.com can help him connect with a larger audience. Once you know his story, what's not to like about him?"



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Ed Jones, Dale Coyne Racing, IndyCar [Credit: Ed Jones PR]
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: Indycar Media/Joe Skibinski]
Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) celebrates winning the 2016 IndyCar title with victory at Sonoma   [pic credit: Chris Owens]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Ed Jones celebrates winning the 2016 Indy Lights championship
Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) celebrates at Laguna Seca
Kyle Kaiser - Juncos Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Indy Lights action
Indy Lights title contender Santiago Urrutia, Ed Jones, Dean Stoneman, Felix Serralles, Kyle Kaiser and Zach Veach   [pic credit: IndyCar Media]
Santiago Urrutia - Schmidt Petersen Motorsport
Will Power - Team Penske
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Graham Rahal celebrates victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway   (image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens)
Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.