Atlanta: Chase Miller preview

Miller Happy To Head Home To Atlanta This Weekend * Georgia native Chase Miller will be making his second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday night. * The American Commercial Lines 200 will mark ...

Miller Happy To Head Home To Atlanta This Weekend

* Georgia native Chase Miller will be making his second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday night.

* The American Commercial Lines 200 will mark Miller's 11th NCTS start. In his previous 10 races Miller has an average starting position of 16th and a finishing position of 25th.

* Miller will pilot "Demon" this Friday night in Atlanta. This particular chassis was built in-house last season at BHR and is one of Miller's favorite trucks. He drove it to a 14th place finish in California last month.

* Miller, along with several other Georgia native drivers, will visit the Georgia State Capitol on Thursday and meet with Governor Sunny Perdue. The event is set to commemorate the fifth annual Motorsports Day at the Georgia State Capital.

* In the five previous NCTS events at AMS, BHR has one win, two top five finishes and five top-10 finishes.

Home Sweet Home: "Racing in your home town is always exciting. I grew up about an hour from the track and raced my legends car there in the summer racing series. No matter how many times you have raced at that track it still gives you goose bumps because it is something you have dreamed about your entire life. I will never forget how excited I was last October when I ran the truck race. All my family was there and I had a really great truck. We had a great qualifying effort and then had a tire blow during the race. Bobby Hamilton Racing has had tremendous success at this track and I look forward to adding to that on Friday night."

More to Life than Racing: "During our recent off week we took a trip to St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House to visit with several cancer patients. I came to BHR late last year and I really didn't have a good opportunity to get to know Bobby as well as everyone else. And I think a lot of us had questions about cancer that we wanted the answers to, but didn't want to bother him with that. We knew he wanted us to focus on racing and that is what we did. During our time with the children we really got a better understanding of what cancer is and what it is like to battle it. The thing that amazed me the most was how happy these children were even though they had this horrible disease. It was a great experience. I know we all left more determined to carry on Bobby's dream on and off the track."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Chase Miller