USAR: Mansfield: Travis Miller preview

MILLER, PETE KNIGHT RACING CHEVY RIDE WAVE OF CONFIDENCE INTO USAR PRO CUP CLASH AT MANSFIELD West Allis, WI (June 9, 2008) -- According to Travis Miller, it's amazing what a little experience can do for your confidence. "I've got two races ...

MILLER, PETE KNIGHT RACING CHEVY RIDE WAVE OF CONFIDENCE INTO USAR PRO CUP CLASH AT MANSFIELD

West Allis, WI (June 9, 2008) -- According to Travis Miller, it's amazing what a little experience can do for your confidence.

"I've got two races under my belt now and I feel good about what we're doing," said Miller, who returned to the driver's seat at the start of the 2008 USAR Hooters Pro Cup season after nearly a year and a half of inactivity. "I expect to go to Mansfield and contend for the win. We'll go there and a little more aggressive attitude than we had in the first two races of the season. Those were all about me getting seat time. After Milwaukee, we think we're a pretty good team and we're going to turn things loose a little bit more when we head to Mansfield this week."

Indeed, Miller and his No. 81n Pete Knight Racing Chevy turned in a solid performance in the most recent Pro Cup event at Milwaukee. Early handling problems got the Chesapeake, VA native a lap down, but adjustments to his red, white and blue Chevy made it one of the fastest cars on the track in the final half of the race.

"The car was golden," stated the 20-year-old driver. "I followed Benny Gordon (the 11th-place finisher) quite a bit and I could go anywhere he could go. We raced side-by-side quite a lot too. We had a good car, we just were never able to get back on the lead lap."

While not getting the results he wanted, the 24th-place finish at Milwaukee did wonders for his confidence and the confidence of his Pete Knight Racing team.

"Everyone was pretty pumped after the race," said Miller. "It was a very positive race for [Miller%20Gordon11.jpg] us. You have to remember this was only my second race in two years and on the biggest track I've ever race on. I definitely learned a lot."

Miller will now try to take that experience to the rough and tumble Mansfield Motorsports Park oval this weekend and the third USAR Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division race of the season -- the Greased Lightning 250 -- this Saturday evening.

"I've been to Mansfield twice," said Miller "The first time, I blew up before I even got off pit road. The second time, I didn't get much practice because my car had brake trouble. I won't have those kinds of problems this time. My Pete Knight Racing team is going to be very prepared before we get there. They are going to put a good set up under the car and I expect to be fast."

Miller and his No. 81n Pete Knight Racing Chevy will take the green flag at Mansfield this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

-credit: pkr

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