Joel Miller has been added Performance Tech Motorsports’ lineup for this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, in a last-minute deal with the Florida-based team.
The Mazda factory ace, who ran with the team in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, will rejoin full-season drivers James French and Kyle Masson in the No. 38 Oreca 07 Gibson.
Miller takes the place of Pato O’Ward, who is believed to not have been given permission by his Indy Lights team to contest the third round of the Tequila Patron Endurance Cup.
“I’m very grateful to be back with Performance Tech this weekend at Watkins Glen and help where I can,” Miller said.
“Our run at Daytona went well, and they had the car less than 30 days, so I’m looking forward to seeing the developments they have made since then. They recently came off a good test, so everyone is looking forward to the six hours.”
The Brent O’Neill-led team makes its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship return after electing to skip the recent Detroit round in favor of additional testing.
“Joel is a really great kid and very intelligent,” O’Neill said. “The experience he has from all the time he spent with Mazda developing their prototype is beneficial to us because he gives great feedback.
“Joel understands what we’re trying to get out of the car and communicates back changes. He’s also really easy to work with, he blends right in with our team.
“He’s a great driver and a great teammate so you can’t ask for much more. We’re happy to have him back this weekend.”