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Everything You Need to Know About Matt Mills

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Matt Mills will be joining Niece Motorsports in 2024 to drive the number 42 truck, but, who exactly is Matt Mills? Well, we have everything you need to know about Matt Mills and his racing career.

Early Life and Racing Career

Matt Mills was born on November 14, 1996, in Lynchburg, Virginia. According to Niece Motorsports, he started racing in go-karts at the age of 12 before moving up to late modifieds. The track he saw most of his success at was Midvale Speedway, winning Rookie of the Year in 2012 in modifieds before moving up to late models.

His first NASCAR opportunity came in 2016 at the age of 19. He ran four races for SS Greenlight with a best finish of 21st coming at Phoenix Raceway. He continued to make spot starts in Xfinity and Trucks throughout 2017 and 2018 with 11 Xfinity starts and 7 Truck Series starts.

His best qualifying run came at Michigan in Trucks in 2018 with a fourth-place qualifying run. He also recorded two 17th-place finishes in Trucks in 2017 for his best Truck Series finish. However, Mills got his big break in Xfinty.

Move to Xfinity

In 2019, Mills signed with B.J. McLeod Motorsports, and that is where Mills would find his home for a few years. He entered 90 of 93 Xfinity Series races for the team between 2019 and 2021. 2019 was by far his best season.

Mills’ first career NASCAR top-10 finish came in the summer race at Daytona in 2019 with a 10th place finish. However, he was never able to replicate that success. He never finished in the top-10 again, and his average finish dropped from 24.2 in 2019 to 28.3 in 2021. However, he did make his first career Cup Series start in 2021 at Kansas, finishing 38th, 12 laps down.

In 2022, Mills was scaled back to only 18 races with a career-high 3 DNQs and a staggering 9 DNFs. From there, Mills had his racing opportunities scaled back even further for 2023, but he took advantage.

Rebuilding His Career.

In 2023, Mills drove in four races for Emerling-Gase Motorsports. He finished all four races with one DNQ at Homestead and a best finish of 19th Kansas. However, it was the Truck Series where Mills shined

He ran six races for Young’s Motorsports, but his best opportunity was with Kyle Busch Motorsports. Mills ran at Richmond Raceway, just a couple of hours away from his birthplace of Lynchburg, Virginia. He started fifth and finished fifth, and it was his best NASCAR finish in any series.

That performance plus some solid runs for Young’s Motorsports impressed Niece Motorsports. Now, Mills is set to compete full-time for the team in 2024. What is in story for Matt Mills heading into 2024?

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