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Arnold and Miller to Drive Chase Daytona Prototype at VIR Tiffin, Ohio - September 28, 2005 While Arnold Machine, Inc. gets an early start preparing the team's ...

Arnold and Miller to Drive Chase Daytona Prototype at VIR

Tiffin, Ohio - September 28, 2005 While Arnold Machine, Inc. gets an early start preparing the team's #55 Corvette for the 2006 Rolex Grand Am season, ASC Motorsports drivers Zach Arnold and Johnny Miller will be racing a Daytona Prototype (DP) at Virginia International Raceway October 5-9. When the opportunity arose to drive the CHASE Competition Engineering Daytona Prototype, Arnold and Miller jumped at the chance.

Miller has raced the high-tech DP sports cars in the past, as recently as the Rolex 24 in February, and he co-drove the CHASE Daytona Prototype to a top-10 finish at VIR in October 2004. Miller also tested with the DP team at VIR in June. It will be Arnold's first outing in the advanced technology, high-speed, sharp cornering Daytona Prototypes and he's very excited about the opportunity.

Not only will this give Arnold a chance to drive one of the world's most advanced sports cars in competition, but it will also give him a better understanding of the prototype's limits when he's in the #55 Corvette with the DPs and GTs racing together on a tight race track.

Arnold and Miller will co-drive CHASE Competition Engineering's #18 Chase Pontiac Daytona Prototype, which will be sponsored by Chase Architectural Metals. The race weekend takes place October 5-9 and will be run on Virginia International Raceway's 3.27 mile permanent road course.

The VIR 400 will run 400 kilometers (77 laps) with a 2 hour and 45 minute time limit and is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 9th. The race will be televised live on SPEED Channel.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Johnny Miller , Zach Arnold