* Dodge Development Driver Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at California Speedway on Friday.

* The San Bernardino County 200 will mark Miller's 10th NCTS career start. In his previous nine races Miller has an average starting position of 17th and a finishing position of 26th.

* Miller will pilot "Demon" this Friday night in California. This particular chassis was built in-house last season and one of Miller's favorite trucks.

Racing at California:

"I have never even been to the state of California, so this weekend will be a new experience for me. I have done a little research on the track. I talked to our team engineer, Jeff White, and he said it is a really fast track and very wide which gives you lots of room to race. He said the key to performing well is to getting your truck to turn off of two. I have about two-and-a-half hours of practice on Thursday and I tend to adapt to new tracks very quickly. I know BHR and Dodge have come a long way with the aero package over the off season and I am looking forward to seeing it in action at California."

On Teammate Ken Schrader:

"I feel extremely lucky to have Schrader as a teammate. He has been racing cup since 1984. That equals out to be 23 years of Cup experience. He has raced at almost every race track we visit in some type of vehicle. That's what I like about him -- he will race just about anything with two wheels. Being a rookie in the sport I need to learn as much as I can as fast as I can. I think having Schrader as a teammate will have a huge influence on me as a driver on and off the track.

Miller on goals for the 2007 season:

"My main goal for the season is to have more consecutive solid finishes and I think that will in return help my confidence on the track. I have a great team behind me and I know we can win races. It's all about putting yourself in the right place at the right time. If I had to make a list of my goals for the season it would include a victory and finishing in the top 10 in points. If you finish in the top 10 in points it proves you are consistent and that is one thing I want us to be."

-credit: bhr