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From Daytona to Dagobah: Is Matt Mills NASCAR’s Biggest Star Wars Fan?

Matt Mills poses on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#5: Matt Mills, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro J.F. Electric

What if I told you that the NASCAR Xfinity Series field now had one of biggest Star Wars nerds in racing?  Matt Mills is in the midst of his third full year in the series driving the No. 5 (or Red Five) — and sometimes the No. 99 — for BJ McLeod Motorsports. He’s having …

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Did You Notice?: Matt Mills Is No Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Says

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Did You Notice? … Matt Mills got approved to run his first NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (May 1) at Kansas Speedway? The decision to enter Mills in the No. 55 for BJ McLeod Motorsports comes days after officials denied Jennifer Jo Cobb her first Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Mills, a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular, …

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Matt Mills to Make Cup Debut at Kansas Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Matt Mills will not be racing his usual No. 5 as the NASCAR Xfinity Series has the week off, but he will still strap into a racecar this weekend. Mills will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut for B.J. McLeod Motorsports at Kansas Speedway, the team announced Monday, April 26. The Lynchburg, Virginia native will …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Reigns at Richmond, Austin Cindric Claims Regular Season Title

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier arrived at Richmond Raceway with just one win this year and zero career victories at the 0.75-mile oval. After two races in less than 24 hours, Allgaier has two trophies and all the momentum in the world as the playoffs continued to inch closer. Allgaier swept the Go Bowling 250 and Virginia is …

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Eyes on Xfinity: BJ McLeod Thinking of Bigger Picture During Coronavirus Pandemic

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Many NASCAR teams shut down upon returning from Atlanta Motor Speedway last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But at least one NASCAR Xfinity Series team based in North Carolina was at work until last Monday (March 30): BJ McLeod Motorsports. McLeod told Frontstretch that his team — made up of many subcontractors and never having …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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Matt Mills, Vinnie Miller Returning to BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2020

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Away from the racetrack, Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller are best friends. On the racetrack, the duo will return to BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2020. BJ McLeod, owner of BJMM, confirmed to Frontstretch both drivers will be back with the team next season. Miller, 22, is signed through 2020, thus making Mills a priority to return …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Matt DiBenedetto Party

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is always pretty interesting. There’s likely going to be shenanigans. Since the track was reconfigured 12 years ago, there is a higher likelihood of side-by-side racing. That said, Bristol is effectively a bowl. Last weekend, NASCAR teams M.I.X.ed the flour into the bowl. Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Saturday night’s race …

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Xfinity Breakdown: As Chaos Reigns at Bristol, Tyler Reddick Proves Both Lucky & Really Good

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When a common reaction to a race is something along the lines of “now I’ve seen it all,” that’s usually a good sign. The Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway did indeed have a little bit of everything, including an early wreck that took out a handful of favorites, an exploding tire, a stage …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Matt Mills, Vinnie Miller Bringing ‘Best’ Friendship To BJ McLeod Motorsports

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR drivers spend nine months of the year running door-to-door with some of the best competition in the world. It can be rare to find a friend, let alone having one become your best friend in life. That’s what Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller have formed. The duo currently races at BJ McLeod Motorsports, and …

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