Veteran junior open-wheel formula team Miller Vinatieri Motorsports (MVM) is jumping to INDY NXT by Firestone in 2024 with driver Jack William Miller.
Indianapolis-area native Miller, 20, has competed in the Indy Pro 2000 championship for the last three seasons with MVM, scoring four podium finishes and three poles. He recently completed successful INDY NXT by Firestone tests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park and will drive the team’s No. 40 entry next season.
“To say I am excited is an understatement,” Miller said. “I did my time in the ladder program, gaining experience along the way, and am ready for the future challenge. While we enter INDY NXT as a single-car program competing against some huge, multicar efforts, there are some positives that we hope we can capitalize on being a smaller program as I head into my rookie season.”
Miller is the son of former INDYCAR SERIES driver Dr. Jack Miller, who co-owns the team with legendary NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri.
“I raced five seasons in INDY NXT when I was younger, and to watch my son succeed and move up the ladder is something very special to both myself, and my family,” Dr. Jack Miller said. “His dream, much like mine was, is to compete in the Indy 500 and in INDYCAR, and the move to INDY NXT makes the dream one more step closer to becoming a reality.”
With two more tests and four more days on track before the first green flag of the season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10, Miller will turn laps in mid-January at Sebring International Raceway in Florida before crossing the country to California to test in early February at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
“I have been working hard both on and off the track to make sure that I am 100% ready,” Jack William Miller said. “I feel physically and mentally ready to compete and in my two tests so far felt comfortable behind the wheel. I am ready.”