BUSCH: Memphis: Brandon Miller preview

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Sam's Town 250; Time and Date: 3:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Oct. 22; Site: Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn. Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 3:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 3:15 p.m. EDT;...

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Sam's Town 250; Time and Date: 3:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Oct. 22; Site: Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn. Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 3:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 3:15 p.m. EDT; Qualifying: noon, Saturday, Oct. 22, Live on SPEED (television).

MILLER'S TIME -- Miller returns to the driver's seat of the REESE'S Chevrolet this weekend after a four-week hiatus. Miller will make his 11th start of the 2005 season. Miller last drove the REESE'S Chevrolet at California Speedway. He started eighth and finished 23rd. Miller's best finish of the season came in St. Louis. He started fifth and finished sixth. He also finished 10th the week before at Pikes Peak.

REESE'S CHEVY PREVIOUSLY AT MEMPHIS -- The REESE'S Chevy has finished in the top-five in its two years of sponsorship. In 2003 Johnny Sauter started 10th and finished fourth. In 2004 Clint Bowyer started ninth and finished third. However, REESE'S Racing driver Kevin Harvick drove the ACDelco Chevy to a win in 2000. Miller and the REESE'S Racing team hope to build on the success of his RCR teammates and bring home another strong finish.

TESTING 1, 2, 3 -- Brandon Miller tested the REESE'S Chevy Oct. 10-11 at Memphis Motorsports Park. The test went well, but most importantly, Miller became acclimated to the track. The team is optimistic entering the race weekend and hopes to build on the solid fourth-place effort Clint Bowyer posted there last year in the REESE'S Chevrolet.

OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is fourth in the Busch Series Owner Standings with 326 points less than the leader, Martin Truex's team.

QUOTEBOOK AND NOTES:

Brandon Miller on his teammates -- "It is really cool to have such good teammates like Clint and Kevin. Clint and I always go to each other's tests and help each other out. It works out pretty well for us since we have similar feels and similar setups in our cars. I also enjoy having Kevin around because he has been to almost every track, and he gives me some really good pointers on how to get around the tracks."

On Memphis -- "It's the home of the King! I like the track, and I think it has characteristics that fit my driving style. The test went well for us, and I logged a ton of laps. I had a pretty disappointing run last time I was in the REESE'S Chevy, so I'd like to rebound from that.

Crew chief Ricky Viers on Miller at the Memphis test -- "Brandon did a good job for us during the test. The most important thing is seat time at the track. There are a lot of tracks that Brandon hasn't seen before, including Memphis. I'm glad that we got a ton of laps in, and Brandon was comfortable with the car and the track."

* Miller made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Kansas in 2004. He finished 16th.

* Harvick is scheduled to be back behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevy for the final two races of the season (Phoenix and Homestead).

* Miller's next Busch Series event will be Sept. 24 at Dover International Speedway.

* The REESE'S Chevy has finished in the top-five at Memphis Motorsports Park since the brand has been a sponsor of the No. 21.

* Miller started racing go-karts at age 12.

* In 1998 Miller won the U.S. Grand Nationals in karting while running the entire European Circuit.

-khi/rcr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Johnny Sauter , Martin Truex Jr. , Brandon Miller , Clint Bowyer