Back in 1999, Miller found a unique way to pay back a debt of gratitude to his alma mater. Taking advantage of the marketing muscle of NASCAR, 150,000 fans at Watkins Glen and national television coverage, Miller turned a Busch North car into one of the strongest calling cards the college has ever had.
"I couldn't be happier for Wittenberg," said Miller, referring to the team's success in 2000. "I think the Busch North program offers a great deal of visibility for a great university and gives me a prime opportunity to give back a little of what Wittenberg offered me."
Vecchio Racing competed in 15 events in 2000 with three different drivers: Jerry Marquis, 1999 Winston Racing Series New England Region Champion; Andy Santerre, 1998 Busch South Rookie-of-the-Year; and Tom Carey, Jr., 1999 Busch North Pole Award Winner. Each driver has carried the university's logo in the 2000 racing season.
Miller's enthusiasm for his alma mater shows. "It [the university] was an awesome experience. Wittenberg educates the whole person--the programs are designed to prepare young people for success in their careers, their families and their communities."