NAPA 250 April 15-17, 1999 Martinsville, Virginia Butch Miller/Dana Racing ...
NAPA 250 April 15-17, 1999 Martinsville, Virginia
Butch Miller/Dana Racing Notes
Butch Miller's Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results
Date Start Finish Laps Status Money Won
9-25-95 4 25 106 of 150 Mechanical $ 2,400 9-21-96 6 2 255 of 255 Running 21,625 9-27-97 18 6 256 of 256 Running 7,875 9-26-98 25 28 146 of 250 Running 5,925
Total 763 of 911(83.7%) $ 37,828
* Butch Miller, driver of the Bobby Hamilton Racing DANA/Dodge is hoping to return to the form that allowed him to finish second in 1996 at Martinsville Speedway. Miller a veteran of multiply series that have competed on the tight little Virginia speedway has over 15 years of racing experience at the facility. "I think we'll be good this week for two reasons," said Miller. "One, we have a second truck to get ideas and help from, and two, over the last two weeks the team has really started to come together. They are getting better at working together and better at knowing what each other is saying when they talk about the truck and what needs to be done." Miller and the Dana team are off to a good start this year with two top 10 finishes in the first four races. But this start to the 1999 season still does not meet with the team's goals. When the season started they had hoped to have top 10 finishes in all of the events but an oil line problem and some bad weather has kept them from that goal. Not to worry though, The team is working harder that ever to get the #18 Dana team in a position to be a contender every week.
* It is early in the year to be too concerned with the point standings but with 4 race down of the 25-race schedule Butch Miller and the Dana team set in 17th in driver points. That is a little deceiving considering that there are only 25 points that separate 10th through 17th in the standing.
* Butch Miller is pulling double duty on Wednesday of this week as he is slated to test both the #18 and #4 Dana trucks. The Dana team is participating in the open test session at the Martinsville Speedway. "This is a good deal for me and the team," said Miller. "Bobby has another commitment that will not allow him to be here for the test so I get to test his truck. That will give us two times the information that we would normally have from a test."