Minnesota Madness: Driver, Butch Miller * "It's the same old race track. I think I first raced there 25 years ago and nothing's changed, other than a few coats of paint." * "It's easy to qualify in Minnesota. It's the long runs that eat at ...
Driver, Butch Miller
* "It's the same old race track. I think I first raced there 25 years ago and nothing's changed, other than a few coats of paint."
* "It's easy to qualify in Minnesota. It's the long runs that eat at the car, that makes racing so difficult there."
* "We've got a solid car, it's running strong, and I'm confident that we'll have a good weekend in Minnesota." Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
* "Minnesota is a tough place. It's the only race on our circuit where the track is abrasive and slippery. The track is always eating up the tires, so we're always fighting for traction."
* "It's a flat track. Our car's always been good on a flat race track, so I think we'll have a pretty good race car, as long as we can keep the tires under it."
Communication on the Track:
Team owner, Ken Smith
* "Decision making with this team almost runs like a business. Everybody is treated as an equal, and there are no hidden agendas. That's probably one of the main reasons why we're successful."
* "If Deon wants to try something, Butch does it. If Butch has something to say, then Deon listens. There's always that willingness to learn from each other."
Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
* "When a driver says something you really need to pay attention and listen. Butch has history in the car. He has credibility and he understands what the car is doing."
* "I respect what Butch says and I try to fix it. If he says the car is tight or loose, I figure out the problem and make it better."
* "You need strong communication to win a championship."
Driver, Butch Miller
* "Deon listens to my every word. I can tell him what I don't like about the car in any spot of the corner, and he has a solution or a point of discussion that we can work on it and try and make the car better."
* Last weekend, Butch Miller missed the 48th pole of his career by just .007 seconds. He is just two poles short of capturing the ASA career pole record.
* The ASI Limited team found themselves out of the top-five for only the second time this season with driver, Butch Miller. The team eight top-10 finishes this season. Driver, Butch Miller
* "We wrecked, which bent the front end and the car slowed up. We didn't have a lot of damage, but enough to keep us from being competitive."
* "It's too bad, because the team put together a solid car for the weekend. We were off the pole by .007 seconds, but we've got a great race car. And, we can get a couple more poles and wins this season." Crew Chief, Deon Deneau
* "We had a good car in practice, and probably had a second place car on raceday. We just got involved with the Number 30 car and slowed us up."
* "We're rebuilding the front of the car for this weekend, and it always seems to spring back 100% every time." Team Owner, Ken Smith
* "To miss the pole by .007 seconds at Memphis, you can be sure Butch will be chasing every pole for the rest of the season. Everybody on the track understands that until Butch Miller runs his qualifying laps, nobody has the pole. When he goes out all eyes are on him."
2002 ASI Limited Racing Statistics
* ASI Limited Racing has three wins, one second and two thirds in eight attempts. The team has finished no lower than ninth place with six top five finishes.
* The team has won the pole four times this season and has not started a race lower than third place.
* ASI Limited Racing has been running at the end of every race, completing 2300 of 2300 race laps.
* With 47 career ASA poles, ASI Limited driver, Butch Miller, is two poles from becoming the number one qualifier in ASA history.