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Longtime Truck Series Car Owner Mike Mittler Dies at 67

Mike Mittler who owned the MB Motorsports team for 24 seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has passed away at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer.

The news was confirmed on Twitter by many of the folks that worked with Mittler over the years.

Mittler was essentially the Junie Donlavey of the Truck Series as his truck served as the launching pad for many successful NASCAR driving careers.

Over the years Mittler fielded trucks for Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Kenny Irwin Jr., Justin Allgaier and Brad Keselowski.

Mittler’s trucks started 301 times in the NGOTS, and although a MB Motorsports truck never visited victory lane, Bobby Pierce scored a runner-up finish for the team at Eldora in 2015 after starting from the pole.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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