Jack Miller (racing driver)

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Jack Miller
NationalityAmerican
Born (1961-06-14) June 14, 1961 (age 61)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Retired2001
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1997–2001
TeamsArizona Motorsport
Sinden Racing Services
Tri-Star Racing
Cahill Racing
Starts22
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish9 in 1996–1997 & 1998
Previous series
1986, 1992–1996Indy Lights
Championship titles
1993Indy Lights B-Series Champion

Jack Miller (born June 14, 1961, in Indianapolis), usually known as Dr. Jack Miller, is an American retired racing driver. He drove in the Indy Racing League from 1997 to 2001 and the Indianapolis 500 from 1997 to 1999. Miller is a practicing dentist and was accordingly "The Racing Dentist." For much of his racing career, he was sponsored by dental product companies including Crest and Water Pik.[1]

Miller's best IRL finish was a 9th in 1998 at Charlotte. His best finish in the Indianapolis 500 was a 20th his rookie year of 1997. During his stay in Indy Lights he won the 1993 B-series championship. This class of racing was only run in 1993 and consisted of drivers using the previous March chassis as the rest of the series introduced new Lola chassis. Miller won the championship by virtue of being the only driver to compete in every race in a B-series car.[2]

Miller's final IRL start came at Atlanta in 2001. Miller was involved in a 13-car crash, and suffered injuries that ended his racing career. He was planning on entering the 2001 Indianapolis 500, but withdrew after the crash and retired from driving.[3]

In 2016, Miller co-founded Miller Vinatieri Motorsports with former Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, with the team initially entering cars in the Formula 4 United States Championship, but later moving to the Road to Indy with entries into the U.S. F2000 National Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship.[4]

Miller's son, Jack William Miller, is also a racing driver and has driven for the Miller Vinatieri team since 2018.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American Open-Wheel[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996-97 Arizona Motorsports NWH LSV WDW
15
PHX
20
INDY
20
TXS
24
PPI
16
CHR
23
NH2
19
LV2
29
23rd 114
1998 Sinden Racing Services WDW
23
PHX
DNQ
INDY
21
TXS
22
NWH
16
DOV
20
CLT
9
PPIR
23
ATL
27
TX2
12
LSV
28
23rd 100
1999 Tri-Star Motorsports WDW PHX CLT INDY
31
TXS PPI ATL
18
DOV PP2 LSV TX2 39th 13
2000 Tri-Star Motorsports WDW PHX LSV
24
INDY
DNQ
TXS PPI ATL KTY TX2 45th 6
2001 Cahill Racing PHX HMS ATL
25
INDY
Wth
TXS PPI RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI TX2 46th 5
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
5 3 22 0 0 0 1 0 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1997 Dallara Infiniti 17th 20th
1998 Dallara Infiniti 15th 21st
1999 Dallara Oldsmobile 31st 31st
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile Failed to Qualify
2001 Withdrew due to injury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Jack Miller, the Racing Dentist". RACER. 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  2. ^ Magazine article on Miller. May 1998.
  3. ^ "An Interview With Dr. Jack Miller". IndyCar advocate. 2012-05-10. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "MILLER VINATIERI MOTORSPORTS". usf2000.com. Andersen Promotions. Retrieved February 20, 2022.

3. "Reflections on the Driving Career of Dr. Jack Miller, the Racing Dentist - http://sopwithmotorsports.com/blog/indycar/item/133-indycar-remembering-dr-jack-miller-the-racing-dentist.html

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