BUSCH: Nashville II: Brandon Miller race notes

Miller 43rd After Accident Takes Him Out LEBANON, Tenn. (June 13) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller was the unfortunate victim of an accident early in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway and finished in the 43rd ...

Miller 43rd After Accident Takes Him Out

LEBANON, Tenn. (June 13) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller was the unfortunate victim of an accident early in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway and finished in the 43rd spot.

"We had such a great car today," Miller said. "This REESE'S team worked hard all weekend and they had the REESE'S Chevy run awesome for me. It's just a shame what happened and I feel bad for everyone involved."

The weekend started off great for Miller and the REESE'S Racing team, Miller posted top-10 speeds in the first and second practice. Miller would not get a chance to qualify the REESE'S Chevy due to rain. NASCAR officals set the field by each team's position in the Busch Series Owners' Points Standings. This gave the REESE'S team the second spot on the grid. Rain also postponed the start of the Federated Auto Parts 300 from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon.

When the green flag finally flew over Nashville Superspeedway. Miller was holding his own in the top-five. Miller's good day ended then. While running in the fifth spot on lap 20, Miller was involved in a wreck with Aaron Fike. The REESE'S Chevy suffered extensive damage and was taken to the Busch garage for major repairs. The REESE'S Racing team would get Miller back on the track on lap 101 of 225, but Miller was forced to return to the garage just a few short laps later.

The never-give-up attitude of the REESE'S Racing team showed as it contined to work on the REESE'S Chevy for the remainer of the afternoon. Miller would return to the track three more times and tally a total of 32 laps.

Despite the disappointing day, the REESE'S team remains in the top-five in Owners' Points Standings. It dropped three spots to fifth, just 137 points behind Carl Edwards' team, which leads the standings.

Former REESE'S Racing driver Clint Bowyer earned his first Busch Series victory. Kenny Wallace, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines and Martin Truex Jr. finished second through fifth, respectively.

Miller remains in the driver's seat of the REESE'S Chevrolet Saturday, June 18, for the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The FX television network will begin its coverage at 7:30 p.m. EDT. MRN will produce the live radio broadcast.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace , Tony Raines , Aaron Fike , Carl Edwards , Brandon Miller , Clint Bowyer , Reed Sorenson