Jeff Milburn Racing and Kat Von D Partner for Race at Texas Motor Speedway World-Renowned Tattoo Artist Provides Primary Sponsorship Support for Dallas-Based NASCAR Team DALLAS, TX, MAY 25, 2007 -- Jeff Milburn Racing, the only NASCAR team...
Jeff Milburn Racing and Kat Von D Partner for Race at Texas Motor Speedway
World-Renowned Tattoo Artist Provides Primary Sponsorship Support for Dallas-Based NASCAR Team
DALLAS, TX, MAY 25, 2007 -- Jeff Milburn Racing, the only NASCAR team owned and operated in the state of Texas, and Kat Von D, world-renowned tattoo artist, today announced their partnership for the upcoming race on June 8, 2007, at the Texas Motor Speedway. As part of their partnership, Kat Von D will serve as the primary sponsor for Jeff Milburn Racing at the Texas race.
"I am so excited to have Kat lend her support for our next Texas race," said Jeff Milburn of Jeff Milburn Racing. "It's great to have someone with the same kind of sensibilities in your corner, especially someone as noteworthy as Kat."
The driver for the #76 truck will be Chris Wimmer. The Sam's Town 400 will be Wimmer's first start for the 2007 season and his 21st career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. "I am very grateful to Jeff Milburn Racing for the opportunity to drive the #76 truck again. I had a lot of fun with the team last year," said Wimmer. "I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel and back on track."
Last November, Wimmer and the Jeff Milburn Racing team finished 34th in the Silverado 350K at the Texas Motor Speedway. "We learned a lot that race and look forward to applying it this time around," Wimmer stated.
The Wisconsin native has eleven years of racing experience and has competed in both the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Busch Series. Wimmer continues to seek opportunities that will allow him to showcase his driving talents and mechanical expertise.
Jeff Milburn Racing's crew is
* Jeff Milburn--Crew Chief/Catch can/Chassis Builder
* Chris Wimmer--Driver
* Mike Charbeneau --Tire Changer & Tire Specialist
* Odie Coker--Rear Tire Carrier
* Blair "Blood and Guts" Emerson--Jackman
* Gary Grovner--Fueler/Painter
* Kim Wright--Mechanic Helper
* Randy Miles--Spotter
* W.F. Milburn--Assistant to Jeff
Jeff Milburn Racing is one of the last NASCAR teams to be led by a mechanic. Jeff Milburn is an A.S.E. Certified Master Technician that brings a remarkable level of craftsmanship in the #76 Truck.
Most recently, Jeff Milburn was featured in the Dallas Observer. The author if the piece noted: "NASCAR likes having Milburn around. Sure, he may not win or make even a fraction of the races, but he's good to have on the team--proof that there are still a few Davids in a sport dominated by Goliaths. Couple of years ago, Wayne Auton, director of the Craftsman Truck Series; Dennis Adcock, head of tech for the series; and a few other guys were in the neighborhood for a Texas Motor Speedway event and dropped in on Milburn, to see if he was worthy of an invite. They dug what they saw--a guy who made his trucks by hand, who wanted to play by the rules, who had more spirit than cash but was gonna' be damned if he failed."
About Jeff Milburn Racing
Jeff Milburn Racing is owned and operated by Jeff Milburn -- an A.S.E. Certified Master Technician with a long history in the sport of racing. Prior to his tour of duty in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Jeff was previously a clutch man in the NHRA before he teamed an open wheel racing program. Located in Dallas, Texas, the Milburn team raced Motorcross before making the jump to Pro Formula Ford Zetec in 2004, and Pro Star Mazda as an owner and crew chief.
Jeff is the subject of an inspiring documentary by director Chad Jackson, "El Mechanico Loco." The film is based on his early beginnings in the racing industry and rise into the NASCAR scene with the Craftsman Truck Series. The film was recently an Official Selection for the Maverick Film category at the AFI International Film Festival.