Miller and Carhartt Racing Have Successful Weekend At Edmonton Grand Prix Carhartt Dodge Charger driver, Marc Miller, showed speed and poise in 13th place finish in 38-car field EDMONTON, AB (July 24, 2006) --- Marc Miller of Holland, Michigan...
Miller and Carhartt Racing Have Successful Weekend At Edmonton Grand Prix Carhartt Dodge Charger driver, Marc Miller, showed speed and poise in 13th place finish in 38-car field
EDMONTON, AB (July 24, 2006) --- Marc Miller of Holland, Michigan and his Carhartt Racing team put in a solid performance this past weekend at the Edmonton Grand Prix en route to a solid 13th place finish in a tough 38-car field. The sole American in the CASCAR Super Series qualified his #8 Carhartt Racing Dodge Charger in the 11th position and had worked his way up to as high as 6th place early on.
"I'm pretty excited about what we accomplished this weekend," said Miller. "We were in the top-10 in every session, had a good race car that was consistent and easy to drive and other than a bad call in the race by the officials, would have had even a better finish. The amount of time I had to spend in this racecar this weekend was really a confidence boost for me. We were right in the thick of it this weekend."
After an early caution, Miller had worked his way up from the 11th starting position to 10th and when the race resumed, he was able to avoid a turn-1 incident to move up to 6th. Heading into the chicane however, both Miller and Dodge driver, Mark Dilley went for the same real estate and made contact sending the Carhartt Dodge off course before returning back in front. Miller was black-flagged for what was deemed "cutting the course" and had to serve a drive-through penalty, dropping him back to 24th position when he returned to the track.
"I felt that was a pretty bad call," said Miller. "I didn't gain any positions and it was a racing deal as Mark and I were going for the same spot. I think if they actually looked at the events that put me off course, then the officials would have never made that call. It was a shame really, as I think Dilley and I would have had a great battle in the race and he is always fun to race against."
Once back on track, Miller made short work of several cars as he fought back through the pack to finish 13th.
"We might have gotten a couple of more positions there at the end but I really used up every bit of the car after the pit drive through," said Miller. "I had no brakes left at the end."