Martinsville: Chase Miller preview

* Chase Miller will be making his second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Miller finished 10th in his first NCTS race at Martinsville last October. * The Kroger 250 will mark Miller's 12th NCTS...

* Chase Miller will be making his second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Miller finished 10th in his first NCTS race at Martinsville last October.

* The Kroger 250 will mark Miller's 12th NCTS start. In his previous 11 races Miller has an average starting position of 16th and a finishing position of 26th.

* The Kroger 250 will mark the first of only six daytime races for the NCTS this season. Two of these will be aired on the FOX Network, this weekend's event in Martinsville and Mansfield.

Unexpected Advice from Bobby Sr.: "Last week Lori found a checklist that Bobby Sr. had started making for me. It had 10 bullet points, but he had only written down five of them. He must have been making it for me last season and never gave it to me. Number one on his list was to never turn right in a spin. That sure would have been helpful in Daytona. He also advised me to never run without my HANS device. The most valuable information he left for me was to always make myself familiar with my surroundings on the race track and never commit to what my spotter says without checking. It's easy sometimes to focus on the truck in front of you and forget about what is beside you or behind you that could be potential problems. To the average person it's only a little piece of paper with tiny handwriting, but for me it's full of knowledge that I will never forget from an unforgettable person."

Crew Chief Marcus Richmond on the key to winning at Martinsville: "Martinsville is home for me and it's always fun to go back. I grew up about 30 minutes from the track and have lots of memories at that place, including a late model victory. The key to winning at Martinsville to me is being in the right place at the right time. Martinsville is a true short track and so much of what happens at a short track you can't control. I have seen drivers spin in the opening laps of the race and come back to win it. That is how unpredictable that place can be. But I also believe that to be in the right place at the right time you have to put yourself in position to do that. It is critical to take care of your equipment and have great stops on pit road. Track position is the key. Chase (Miller) did a great job last year in the fall race and we look for the success this weekend."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Chase Miller