Carhartt Racing to make driver change

Miller Will Sit Out Remainder of 2006 CASCAR Season American is exploring other options for 2007 CASCAR season with RaceSportz HOLLAND, MI (August 14, 2006) --- It was announced today that Marc Miller of Holland, Michigan will step out of the...

Miller Will Sit Out Remainder of 2006 CASCAR Season

American is exploring other options for 2007 CASCAR season with RaceSportz

HOLLAND, MI (August 14, 2006) --- It was announced today that Marc Miller of Holland, Michigan will step out of the driving role in the Carhartt Racing Dodge Charger for the remainder of the 2006 season. The only American driver in CASCAR's professional stock car series has competed in the Carhartt #8 on a part-time basis for three and a half seasons. He has worked directly with Ottawa, ON based, Team RaceSportz, owned by Dave Connelly.

"I have worked very closely with Dave and RaceSportz for going on five years now and expect that relationship to continue to grow," said Miller. "The chemistry just wasn't right this season and even though we ran in the top 10 regularly, we just weren't getting the finishes we should have. That isn't fair to the sponsors and the best thing at this point was to change some things."

Miller has competed in three events so far this season and the Carhartt Racing #8 is scheduled for three more events in 2006 with a different driver to be announced later.

"Marc and I are terrific friends and teammates, and he has been very fast this season but the finishes haven't been there for us," said Connelly. "We are trying to do what's best for our sponsors, our team, and put our driver in the best position that he can be in to win races. I definitely expect Marc to be driving for RaceSportz in 2007 and we are currently talking to potential sponsors to make that happen."

Miller is currently working on race programs in the U.S. in various series and still hopes to compete in CASCAR in the future.

"I have enjoyed racing in CASCAR. The fans and teams are great and I hope to be back competing among them soon," said Miller. "I would love the opportunity to compete on a full time basis and having the opportunity to put together a solid testing program."

-credit: cr

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