USAR: Salem: Travis Miller preview

MILLER REVS UP NO. 81N PETE KNIGHT RACING CHEVY WITH THE ADDITION OF HUFFMAN CHESAPEAKE, VA DRIVER TO RACE UNDER GUIDANCE OF FORMER NATIONAL CHAMPION DRIVE, NASCAR CREW CHIEF Mooresville, NC (June 25, 2008) -- Travis Miller and his No. 81n ...

MILLER REVS UP NO. 81N PETE KNIGHT RACING CHEVY WITH THE ADDITION OF HUFFMAN
CHESAPEAKE, VA DRIVER TO RACE UNDER GUIDANCE OF FORMER NATIONAL CHAMPION DRIVE, NASCAR CREW CHIEF

Mooresville, NC (June 25, 2008) -- Travis Miller and his No. 81n Pete Knight Racing Chevy will have some extra firepower this weekend in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division race at Salem (IN) Speedway thanks to the addition of new crew chief Shane Huffman.

"Having Shane come on board is going to be a big plus for us," said Miller of the two-time USAR Southern Division titlest and 2003 Pro Cup National Champion driver. "He knows a lot about these cars and is really excited to go to the next race at Salem with us. He's a very smart guy and that's only going to make us better at the racetrack wherever we go"

The addition of Huffman bolstered the spirits of the 20-year-old Chesapeake, VA driver after a solid run in the most recent USAR North event at Mansfield, OH, produced a finish less than representative of the effort.

"It was really motivating to have the car run as well as it did and be able to drive it into the Top-5," said Miller, who finished 19th after crashing out late at Mansfield while running sixth. "We had a solid run going and lost it through no fault of our own. You hate it to end that way, but we left knowing while we might not have had the car to win the race, we can run up front. We definitely had a Top-5 or Top-6 car. We easily had that."

Now Miller returns with a potent Pete Knight Racing Chevy and the guiding hand of Huffman. He'll also have the benefit of teammate Mark McFarland, to bounce things off of as the current USAR Southern Division point's leader parks his driving suit and will assist Miller at Salem this weekend.

"I've never been to Salem before," said Miller. "I've heard it is fast. But I've been to Milwaukee, ORP (O'Reilly Raceway Park) and Bristol, and those are all fast places too. Speed isn't the biggest issue for me. It's getting the car right with the best set up so I can drive it. With Shane here now full-time, and Mark already helping me a ton, I'm really confident we're going to have that no matter where we go. We've definitely got the knowledge we need to have to be a threat to win any race."

Miller and his No. 81n Pete Knight Racing Chevy will take set sail in the Greased Lightning 250 at Salem Speedway on Saturday, June 28. The green flag is set for 7:30 p.m.

-credit; pkr

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Series Stock car
Drivers Shane Huffman , Travis Miller