Butch Miller Illiana Motor Speedway Finding Speed at a New Track: Team Owner, Ken Smith "For the first time this season we've changed the motor, so our expectations for this weekend are pretty high. We've got Butch the long-term horsepower he...
Butch Miller Illiana Motor Speedway
Finding Speed at a New Track:
Team Owner, Ken Smith
"For the first time this season we've changed the motor, so our expectations for this weekend are pretty high. We've got Butch the long-term horsepower he needs to win a race."
"We've been blinded lately by some mechanical problems, and we started asking ourselves, 'Why did we come in early in the year and dominate, and then all of the sudden the gremlins have been creeping up?' Turns out most of our competition are already on their third motor for the year. Ours had 13 races on it." Driver, Butch Miller
"This team is able to pick up on a track quicker than most teams I've been in contact with. We've done our homework for this track, and I'm confident we'll put together a strong weekend."
"I've won several times at the Illiana track, but I haven't been there since they've done the updates. I don't think many teams have been able to spend time on the track, so we're mostly going in with an even hand. "
"I like a challenge, so I'm looking forward to re-learning this track quickly and going for a win." Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
"We've done our homework going into this race weekend. It's a flat track, which our car is really good on, I'm expecting us to be right back where we need to be. We should be back to the competitive level we were at earlier this season."
Details Equal Results:
Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
"If you were a worker in a shop, and you came in every morning and the floor was dirty and the garbage cans were full, it wouldn't be a very motivating place to work. But, if you step into a shop that is clean and organized, you're able to focus on the work that needs to be done. It's the same for Butch, getting into a well-prepared and clean car, it gains his confidence and allows him to dial right into the car."
"We've got a new motor, the rear end is new. We've gone over this car 100% preparing for this weekend." Driver, Butch Miller
"Everytime I show up to a racetrack it's like stepping into a brand new car. This team knows how to build a great race car."
"This organization makes sure everything is updated and that their equipment is in good shape. They're so well equipped and prepared, that they know exactly what to spend money on without overspending."
Race to the Finish:
With three races left in the season, Butch Miller and the ASI Limited team are looking to get back on top of the winner's podium. Driver, Butch Miller
"We've found and eliminated the problems that have been bothering the team for the last few weeks, so we're set for a strong run to the finish."
"My focus on winning every race." Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
"We're going out every week to win races and we're going to do everything we can to win these final three. And it's still a learning experience. Each week we're adding to our notebook for next year." Team Owner, Ken Smith
"Since winning a few races earlier in the season, we've kind of gone back into the shadows. The team recognizes that if you're not winning, nobody's talking about you."
"The winning came easy early. The further we've gone from winning, the more we want to win again. In the beginning we thought, we're just going to show up driver the car and win, well we learned quick it doesn't happen that way."
"The passion is back."
2002 ASI Limited Racing Statistics
ASI Limited Racing has three wins, one second and two third place finishes in ten attempts with driver, Butch Miller. With Miller behind the wheel, the team has six top five finishes.
The team has won the pole four times this season and has not started a race lower than third place with Miller.
ASI Limited Racing has completed 2893 of 2900 race laps attempted with Miller.
With 47 career ASA poles, ASI Limited driver, Butch Miller, is two poles from becoming the number one qualifier in ASA history.