Brandon Miller to drive No. 2 at Vegas

MOORESVILLE, NC (September 15, 2004) NASCAR's youth movement takes another step forward next week when 23 year-old Brandon Miller takes the reigns of the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge for the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Las...

MOORESVILLE, NC (September 15, 2004) NASCAR's youth movement takes another step forward next week when 23 year-old Brandon Miller takes the reigns of the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge for the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday September 25th. Miller drove the Ultra Motorsports entry in a recent test session at Homestead-Miami Speedway and was impressive enough to earn the opportunity to compete in the NCTS race at Las Vegas.

"We were very impressed by Brandon during the test at Homestead," said Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Motorsports. "Brandon has all the things that you look for in a young driver. All the guys on this Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge team were encouraged by how effective Brandon was behind the wheel and how well he was able to communicate. We look forward to giving him a chance to see what he can do at Las Vegas."

Miller made a lasting impression during his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start last year at Mesa Marin Speedway. Driving for NASCAR Nextel Cup star Kevin Harvick, Miller qualified 6th and finished 8th in his first taste of NCTS competition. Miller also has NCTS experience on Las Vegas Motor Speedway's 1.5 mile quad-oval layout. He started 17th and finished 14th there in 2003. Miller was the track champion at Mesa Marin Speedway in 2002, capturing 6 wins and 7 pole positions. Miller has also raced in the NASCAR Winston West division and in NASCAR Southwest Tour competition. The Bakersfield, CA native started his career in go-karts where he received many honors, including Junior Shifter Kart Association Grand National Champion for two consecutive years. Miller won the U.S. Grand Nationals in go-karts running the entire European circuit in Belgium, France, and Italy as well as Japan and Australia.

The Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is slated for Saturday September 25th. The event will be broadcast live on the Speed Channel, MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio at 10:00pm ET.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Brandon Miller , Jim Smith