SSM: Mike Miller, Sub Assembly

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Name: Mike Miller

Team: Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Position: Sub Assembly

Total years in racing: 34

Years with current team: 2

Previous teams you’ve worked with: Fernandez Racing, Patrick Racing, and Jordan Grand Prix.

Weekday duties: Rebuilding and maintaining uprights and driveshaft; assisting with bodywork, fabrication of parts.

Race weekend duties: Assist with pit equipment set-up; general car maintenance.

How you got started in racing: Started as a weekend mechanic on a touring car in Australia.

Favorite part of job: Winning.

Most difficult part of job: Long hours and time spent away from family.

Career highlight in racing: Winning the 12 Hours of Sebring with Fernandez Racing and drivers Adrian Fernandez and Luiz Diaz; winning the pole at the 2011 Indianapolis 500; attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Favorite way to spend an off-weekend: Relaxing at home with my wife and dog; working around the house.