Joey Miller Ready to Rock and Roll at Nashville Again LAKEVILLE, MN (August 10, 2005) -- Usually, only people who have a record deal and dreams of the Grand Ole' Opry are as excited as Joey Miller is about heading to ...
Joey Miller Ready to Rock and Roll at Nashville Again
LAKEVILLE, MN (August 10, 2005) -- Usually, only people who have a record deal and dreams of the Grand Ole' Opry are as excited as Joey Miller is about heading to Nashville.
The 20-year-old ARCA RE/MAX Series driver heads to the Nashville Superspeedway this weekend with a pretty solid track record in his mirror. He won there last year in his first-ever ARCA RE/MAX Series start. This spring, he finished a solid second at the 1.33 mile track. That's not bad for a young driver at all.
So obviously, Miller is pumped up to go back to the track. The fact that his #9 Hagans Racing car promises to be a great car only makes him happier still.
"We're pretty excited about going there," said Miller. "We're going to try and sit on the pole and lead every lap of the race. We've got an awesome car, so we're just looking forward to going out this weekend and dominating if we can. We want to do well.
"Nashville has always been good to me. I've only raced there twice and that's not that much, but both times I've had a car capable of winning. It's been really good. Last year, I won and earlier this year we didn't win because the driver messed up a little bit. So, I'm really looking forward to having the whole package together and winning again just like last year."
The trophy that is awarded to a winner at Nashville is unique. It's a real working Gibson guitar. Miller cherishes his from last year, but still doesn't know how to make proper use of it.
"I've got a guitar, but I haven't learned to play it. I just have it lying around and I look at it; that's about it."
So if Miller wins again, will he take some lessons and start a band?
"No, I'll find a bigger trophy case instead."
Miller has been busy for much of the year testing with his Hagans Racing team. At this point in the schedule, there is a little bit of a lull with that, so Miller has been keeping busy with some physical activity.
"We don't have any testing this week or next. We've got a little bit of time off, so I can work out and take it easy. We were cutting grass yesterday."
And whether it is a fitness program or yard work, exercise makes Miller a better driver.
"Anytime you're in better shape, it will definitely help you in the racecar," said Miller.
The ARCA 200 at Nashville Superspeedway will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel this Saturday, August 13th, starting at 2pm ET.