Kansas: Chase Miller debut preview

* Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. * The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will mark Miller's 13th NCTS start. In his previous 12 races Miller has an average starting ...

* Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

* The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will mark Miller's 13th NCTS start. In his previous 12 races Miller has an average starting position of 17th and a finishing position of 26th.

* Miller will pilot "Demon" this Saturday at Kansas. This particular chassis is one of the newsiest configured chassis from Bobby Hamilton Racing.

Miller on First Trip to Kansas: "Kansas is another track on the schedule that I have not raced at before this weekend. When I go to a race track I have never seen before I really have to go with an open mind. It's very easy to assume how you think a race track will look like, feel like and even how it will react. I have watched an in-car camera tape from last year's race and raced a lot of races at Kansas Speedway on my play station over our break to help me prepare. I will take my time during the first practice to get acquainted with the track and after that I think we will be good to go."

Bet with the Guys: "In January, after testing, I made a bet with my over the wall guys. If I don't finish the race then I have to buy them all lunch one day the following week. And if I finish in the top 10 then they have to buy me lunch at a steak house. Unfortunately, I have been buying a lot of lunches lately. It's not been too bad. We have a great time going out to eat and just hanging out. Its help me realize how important it is to spend time with each other away from the race track."

Crew Chief Marcus Richmond on Racing at Kansas: "We had a really good run at Kansas last year and we are taking the same truck back. Our biggest challenge this weekend might be the difference in the weather. Last year we raced Kansas in July and the heat was unbearable. I think moving the race to April was a great decision and I hope it doesn't change our setups too much. I looked at the weather last night and it is still going to be pretty warm on Saturday. Chase has never been to Kansas, so I have spent some time talking to him about the track. I have stressed to him the importance of being strong in turns three and four. If you can get those two corners down then you will be fine in the race."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Chase Miller