Nick Graziano

Parker Price-Miller (Jacob Seelman photograph)

CONCORD, N.C. — Parker Price-Miller and his family-owned staff have dedicated to run the complete World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season.

Teaming up together with his dad, Scott Ronk, Price-Miller and the PPM Racing staff plan to chase rookie-of-the-year honors with the sequence.

“I pretty much ran the whole thing last year with Phil (Dietz and Dietz Motorsports) and I kind of got the feel and taste of it,” Price-Miller stated. “I realized running with the Outlaws you make a lot more money. You’re getting paid more position-wise than any other series and the with the points fund. It just kind of all made sense. I’ve always wanted to do it. It all happened at the right time.”

Price-Miller has 126 begins with the World of Outlaws and two wins — his most up-to-date with Dietz Motorsports at 34 Raceway final yr. He parted methods with Dietz earlier than the tip of the 2020 season, resulting in his want for a experience in 2021.

With nearly all of good rides already taken and most groups requiring a driver to carry one thing to the desk, Price-Miller stated his dad’s thought was: as a substitute of bringing funding to a different staff, they need to carry it to their very own.

Before driving for homeowners like Bernie Stuebgen­ – who owns the Indy Race Parts staff – and Dietz – present crew chief and part-owner of Jason Johnson Racing – Price-Miller ran for his dad up till 2017.

With major sponsorship from Chalkstix and help from quite a lot of others, Price-Miller will pilot his personal No. 19 dash automotive.

Having spent a yr watching Dietz handle his personal staff, Price-Miller stated there was loads he realized that he can implement in his personal staff.

“I learned more about the in depths of the team; running the team and behind the scenes stuff,” he stated. “Phil was very good with that. Kind of learning how to race with the Outlaws night in and night out. I had always done it here and there. Racing with the 14 team every night with the Outlaws, I learned how hard it is to go up and down the road with these guys every night. It was a big learning curve. I don’t think I’m done learning yet. You learn every day. I definitely think I learned a lot that I can bring to the table this season.”

He’s tapped Grant Boyum because the staff’s crew chief. Boyum has labored with Aaron Reutzel amongst others.

Price-Miller is assured he’ll be aggressive and be in competition for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title battle in opposition to Reutzel and Brock Zearfoss.

“Definitely would like to win as many races as we can,” Price-Miller stated. “But you additionally must be real looking. We’d prefer to win a couple of races. I believe proper now I’d like to keep up prime 10 in factors and take what we will get. We’re not going to push ourselves to do greater than what we’re able to.

“As a team, I think we’re going to be really good. As a team, I don’t think we’re going to show up and always run the Last Chance Showdown and be a field filler. We’re going to be a contender. In the back of my head, I have high expectations for us. But I also have realistic expectations and don’t want to think too high, also.”