Butch Miller and Bobby Hamilton Racing Part Company Fort Worth, Texas (June 9, 1999)- Butch Miller will no longer be the driver of Bobby Hamilton Racing's ...
Butch Miller and Bobby Hamilton Racing Part Company
Fort Worth, Texas (June 9, 1999)- Butch Miller will no longer be the driver of Bobby Hamilton Racing's #18 Dana/Dodge entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Veteran truck series driver, Joe Ruttman has been named as Miller's replacement on an interim basis, until such time as a permanent selection is made. The change takes effect with this weekend's Pronto Auto Parts 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Team owner Bobby Hamilton stated that the separation was amicable, and in no way reflected on Miller's ability to perform in the Craftsman Truck Series.
"There comes a point when you realize a certain combination just isn't going to work out," said Hamilton. "I believe we've got a good race team, and Butch is a good driver, but we just weren't coming together the way we needed to. I honestly feel that making this change now will work out best for everyone concerned. The Craftsman Truck Series is a strong and ultra competitive series, and you've got to have every element of your program in sync to win, and that's what we're here to do."
"Butch has been good for Dana's motorsports program, and I'd like to think we've been good for his career," said Armedee Nadeau, Dana's motorsports manager. "I consider Butch to be a friend, and that really makes this situation tough, but I do believe it will be the best for Butch and our team in the long run."