Chris Miller (racing driver)

Chris Miller (born May 5, 1989) is an American racing driver from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is best known for winning in class at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and winning overall at the 2018 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. He currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with JDC-Miller MotorSports.

In 2008 he drove in the F2000 Championship Series for JDC MotorSports and finished 4th in points. He won the 2009 F2000 Championship Series title, winning 4 of the 12 races. In 2010 he moved up to the Pro Mazda championship.[1]

In 2014 Miller and JDC-Miller MotorSports entered the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, finishing fourth in their series debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring.[2] Miller finished 7th in the championship and claimed the team's first podium at Road America. In 2015 he finished third at the Rolex 24.

In 2016 Miller and JDC-Miller MotorSports won in class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.[3][4] He also scored a podium that year at Petit Le Mans, helping the team to finish third in the championship.[5]

In 2017 Miller and JDC-Miller MotorSports moved to the Prototype class and scored a second place podium finish at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen.[6] Their success led to sponsorship from GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing for the 2018 season and the return of the no. 99 Red Dragon.[7][8] Miller went on to win that year's 6 Hours of Watkins Glen with Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson, the first Prototype and overall victory for JDC-Miller MotorSports. [9]

In 2019 Miller drove a Cadillac DPi-V.R for JDC-Miller MotorSports in the Michelin Endurance Cup. [10]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

American open–wheel racingEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

F2000 Championship SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2008 JDC MotorSports VIR
3
VIR
10
ATL
5
ATL
6
WGL
3
WGL
9
MDO
2
MDO
8
ROA
2
ROA
5
MOS
8
MOS
5
NJM
7
NJM
20
4th 382
2009 JDC MotorSports VIR
18
VIR
1
LRP
2
LRP
2
MOS
1
MOS
2
WGL
1
WGL
12
SUM
2
SUM
2
MDO
5
MDO
1
1st 458

Star Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2009 JDC MotorSports SEB
VIR
MMP
NJ1
NJ2
WIS
IOW
ILL
ILL
QUE
ONT
ATL
Ret
LAG
19
- 0
2010 JDC MotorSports SEB
9
STP
15
LAG
7
ORP
13
IOW
13
NJ1
8
NJ2
14
ACC
22
ACC
13
TRO
14
ROA
17
MOS
8
ATL
10
11th 313
2011 JDC MotorSports STP
5
BAR
IND
MIL
IOW
MOS
7
TRO
TRO
SON
BAL
LAG
17th 61

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
2014 JDC-Miller MotorSports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
DNS
SEB
4
LGA
6
KAN
10
WGL
6
IMS
7
ELK
3
VIR
7
COA
7
PET
6
7th 235
2015 JDC-Miller MotorSports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
3
SEB
4
LGA
DET
WGL
5
MOS
LIM
ELK
7
COA
PET
5
14th 111
2016 JDC-Miller MotorSports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
1
SEB
4
LBH
LGA
DET
WGL
4
MOS
LIM
ELK
COA
PET
3
13th 125
2017 JDC-Miller MotorSports P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
5
SEB
4
LBH
COA
DET
WGL
2
MOS
ELK
LGA
PET
6
15th 111
2018 JDC-Miller MotorSports P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
7
SEB
7
LBH
MDO
DET
WGL
1
MOS
ELK
LGA
PET
10
23rd 104
2019 JDC-Miller MotorSports DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5L V8 DAY
10
SEB
8
LBH
MDO
DET
WGL
9
MOS
ELK
LGA
PET
5
17th 92
2020 JDC-Miller MotorSports DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
5
DAY
7
SEB
ELK
7
ATL
MOH
ATL
8
LGA
SEB
15th 97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Miller, Driver Database, Retrieved 2019-05-09
  2. ^ "Strong start for JDC-Miller MotorSports in Prototype Challenge". Motorsport.com. motorsport.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ Kelly, Paul. "Tequila Patron ESM breaks through for Rolex 24 win". FoxSports.com. Fox Sports. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ Kats, Rachel. "JDC-Miller MotorSports scores breakthrough win at Daytona International Speedway". swnewsmedia.com. Savage Pacer. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "IMSA Driver Standings 2016". imsa.com. IMSA. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ Pruett, Marshall. "JDC-Miller: IMSA's surprise package". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, inc. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  7. ^ Pruett, Marshall. "GAINSCO Returns with JDC-Miller Motorsports". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, inc. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ Dagys, John (18 December 2017). "GAINSCO Partners with JDC-Miller for New 'Red Dragon'". sportscar365. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. ^ Pruett, Marshall. "JDC-Miller earns first overall IMSA win at The Glen; Ganassi, Turner earn class victories". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, inc. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  10. ^ "JDC-Miller Sets IMSA Driver Lineup, Adds Barrichello". Speed Sport. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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