Miller Vinatieri (MVM) Motorsports, LLC is a professional auto racing team owned by three-time Indy 500 starter Dr. Jack Miller and four-time Super Bowl champion and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri. The Indianapolis, Indiana based team will field multiple entries in the 2021 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
Meet the Team
Dr. Jack Miller
Team Owner and Driver Coach
Dr. Jack Miller is a three-time starter in the Indianapolis 500 (1997, 1998 and 1999) and the March-series champion of Indy Lights (1993). A practicing dentist, he brought several major dental health companies together to build a racing program around his racing efforts that also included a dental health care educational program. It stressed the importance of dental health care to more than a million young people. Dr. Miller is also an accomplished commercial-rated pilot and flew Vice President Mike Pence to many functions while he was governor of Indiana. Dr. Miller got his love of racing from his grandfather, who owned sprint cars. Dr. Miller put together his own racing program from scratch through perseverance and hard work, and he enjoys helping his team’s young drivers try to do the same.
Adam Vinatieri is a placekicker for the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. He has played in five Super Bowls winning four of them, an NFL record. A future Hall of Famer, he has been called “Mr. Clutch” by the media due to his success when kicking under pressure. Other nicknames include “Automatic Adam” for his accuracy and “Iceman” for his poise under pressure. He has converted several of the most crucial field goals in NFL history. He often shares motivational tips that work well for him to help our drivers’ mental preparation and in 2018, set the record for the most points scored all-time in the National Football League.
Dr. Elizabeth Lewis-Miller
Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable
Liz Lewis-Miller has been in racing as long as Dr. Jack Miller, supporting him throughout his career, and now that focus has shifted to her son, Jack W. She co-founded and has been practicing dentistry at Indy Dental Group for 25 years, working beside Nancy Locke overseeing all aspects of the five dental offices. Liz often treats racing personal who seek her out at the race track, concerned about their dental health. Her role within Miller Vinatieri Motorsports is bookkeeping and accounts payable. She enjoys watching her son race, reading, and spending time in Florida with her daughter, Jillian.
Nancy Locke uses her expertise, people skills, business acumen and attention to detail to help ensure that our sponsors receive a tangible return on their investments. She handles many duties behind the scenes so that the other team members can focus on what’s happening in the paddock, the pits, and on the track. Her many years of business experience help make our team run smoothly and professionally.
Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship debuted in 2010 and is a continuation of the highly regarded USF2000 series which ran from 1990 through 2006, launching the careers of many of today’s top drivers. Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the series is the first official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – a clearly defined path to reach the top echelons of the sport. In addition to providing a vital training ground for rising stars, the series champion will earn a scholarship package to advance to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the next step on the ladder system.
In 2019, the USF2000 series continued with a 15-race format held at eight venues featuring one oval, five road course and two street circuit events. In support of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, both USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 returned for the Carb Night Classic on May 24 at Lucas Oil Raceway
The 2020 edition of the USF2000 series saw 18 races at eight premier events headlined by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES consisting of five road course, two street circuit and one oval event. In support of the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, both USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 returned for the Carb Night Classic on August 21 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
In 2021, the champion’s scholarship will increase to a value of $401,305 and will again guarantee a full season of competition in Indy Pro 2000 in 2022. In total, over $470,600 in prize money and awards are on offer including the Cooper Tires Pole Award at $1,000 per race.
The Tatuus USF-17, introduced in 2017 will continue through 2026, with updates in both 2021 and 2022, providing drivers with the proper training aboard a state-of-the-art chassis as they advance up the motorsports ladder.
USF2000 has served as a formative step for drivers dating back to 1990. Drivers who have honed their skills in the series include Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon, Sam Hornish Jr. and Buddy Rice and sports car talents Lawson Aschenbach, Austin Cindric, Andy Lally, Bryan Sellars and Jonathan Bomarito. Recent graduates include Oliver Askew, Victor Franzoni, Colton Herta, Spencer Pigot, Aaron Telitz and Zach Veach to name a few.
For more information on the series, see their website at www.USF2000.com.
Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires
Re-branded for 2019 and beyond, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debuted as the Pro Mazda Championship in 2013, replacing the Star Mazda Championship which ceased operation in 2012 after 22 years. The series is sanctioned by INDYCAR and owned and operated by Andersen Promotions. It is the second official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder system, bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
Sting Ray Robb of Juncos Racing captured the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 title and claimed a scholarship package valued at $609,245 for a guaranteed year in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2021 including an NTT INDYCAR SERIES test at the conclusion of the season.
In 2021, the champion’s scholarship will be increased to a value of $718,065 and will once again guarantee a full season of Indy Lights competition the following year. In total, over $836,500 in prize money and awards are on offer including the Cooper Tires Pole Award at $1,500 per race.
The Tatuus PM-18, introduced in 2018 will continue through 2026, with updates in both 2021 and 2022, providing drivers with the proper training aboard a state-of-the-art chassis as they advance up the motorsports ladder.
Indy Pro 2000 has served as a vital step on the career path of many of today’s top drivers since 1991. Graduates include NTT IndyCar Series drivers Marco Andretti, Gabby Chaves, Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe, Sage Karam, Spencer Pigot, Graham Rahal and rising stars Oliver Askew, Patricio O’Ward and Rinus VeeKay to name a few.
For more information on the series, see their website at www.IndyPro2000.com.