FRESNO, Calif. — Parker Price-Miller is set to race the Roth Motorsports No. 83 in this weekend’s Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.
It comes in light of Aaron Reutzel’s suspension from World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series competition on Wednesday.
Reutzel was suspended from series competition for 30 days for an attempt to circumvent the sanctioning body’s inspection process prior to competition Saturday at Weedsport Speedway.
“Being involved in racing for 30 years, this is something I do not condone, and it is simply not how Roth Motorsports operates,” team owner Dennis Roth said in a statement Wednesday night. “This is very disappointing to me, and this is a situation that does not sit lightly within our race team.”
Reutzel’s future with the team is unclear at this time. A designated driver for next week’s 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals has not been announced.
“We are disappointed in the decisions that our team made on our behalf last weekend,” Todd Ventura of Roth Motorsports said. “That is simply not how our organization operates and it will not be tolerated.
“We will use this as a learning experience for our guys and hopefully everyone comes out of this a little stronger,” Ventura added. “When you put that much trust on the road this is the last thing you think will happen. Roth Motorsports will pick up the pieces, and get right back to work.”
Roth Motorsports will now turn its attention the Ironman 55 $20,000-to-win feature on Saturday with Price-Miller. The 23-year-old boasts one win in 49 races this year.
Price-Miller’s only win this season came with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 31. He’s accumulated eight top 10s in 35 World of Outlaws events.