WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — Former NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion L.W. Miller will start the season with new sponsorship aboard his No. 36 Baker Motorsports modified.
Joining Miller’s team this season will be Speedco, a national company that specializes in quick lubes and tire services for the trucking industry, as well as Lucas Oil.
“It’s awesome that we are aligned with a company like Speedco, who supports good hometown racing like what we have in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series,” Miller said. “We’ve got solid support from the ground up. We owe a big thanks to Darin Odle of Odle Motorsports, who put this deal together. We can focus on what’s important, and that’s winning another championship for Baker Motorsports.”
Miller is more than familiar with what it takes to win championships, as he has three of them to his credit, including two (2003-2004) before the Southern Modified Tour became NASCAR sanctioned and one after (2007). His last victory came at the famed Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C., last August.
Miller’s championship season in 2007 featured a career-high five wins, four of which came at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., site of this weekend’s season-opener.
“The tour has been racing at Caraway for a long time, and we’ve probably got more wins there than anyone else,” Miller said. “The place has always suited me. We won the season opener there in 2008, and that is one of many great memories I have. With Speedco/Lucas Oil on board and a great-looking race car, we expect big things.”