O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 May 21-22, 1999 Odessa, Missouri Butch Miller/Dana Racing Notes Butch Miller's...
O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 May 21-22, 1999 Odessa, Missouri
Butch Miller/Dana Racing Notes Butch Miller's I-70 Speedway NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results
Date Start Finish Laps Status Money Won
5-28-95 2 3 200 of 200 Running $ 8,500 7-27-96 1 11 198 of 200 Running 6,725 5-24-97 29 5 200 of 200 Running 11,975 5-23-98 11 13 200 of 200 Running 7,000 Total 798 of 800 (99%) $ 34,200
* The Dana team roles into I-70 Speedway this weekend riding two top 10 finishes in a row, and knowing that there driver (Butch Miller) is one of the best at this rough little half mile mid west track. "I'm pumped up after last week," said Miller. "We ran with some good trucks, and even raced as high as 3rd at one point so I know the guys will give me another great truck this week. Now all I have to do is go out and race to the front." Miller has never been worse than 13th in four tries at I-70 Speedway and in 1996 he won the pole while racing for Liberty Racing. But a win has always alluded him. "Danny (truck chief) has been building some great shocks for me," said Miller. "We have been working on a few new ideas for the truck and this week may be the first time we us this setup. I feel good that it will be a fast one."
* Butch Miller's, Bobby Hamilton Dana Racing team is off to a great start this year. The team and Miller have recorded four top 10's in 1999 compared to 2 at this same time last year. Miller has also stepped up his qualifying effort over last year, posting an average starting position of 13th as opposed to a 23rd in 1998.
* Butch Miller, driver of the #18 Dana Dodge has completed all but two laps at the tight little high mile I-70 Speedway since the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series started racing there in 1995. He will also record his 50th top 10 finish of his career if he can bring the Bobby Hamilton Racing truck home 10th or better this weekend.
* Butch Miller will be at Langley Speedway in Hampton Virginia the day after the running of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 to announce the American Speed Association race. The race will be live on TNN.