Homestead: Chase Miller preview

Rookie Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday. The Ford 200 will mark Miller's 8th NCTS career start. In his previous seven races Miller has an average starting ...

Rookie Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.

The Ford 200 will mark Miller's 8th NCTS career start. In his previous seven races Miller has an average starting position of 17th and a finishing position of 25th.

Miller will pilot "Demon" this weekend in Homestead.

Miller on his first trip to Homestead-Miami Speedway: "I am looking forward to racing in the sunny weather. Once again I head to a track that I have never seen before, but I have done my homework. I have heard you can run right next to the yellow line. It has progressive banking, which allows you to run a lane up from the yellow line. They also say you can pass there which makes for some great racing. It usually takes me a couple laps to adapt to the track and then I am good to go."

Miller on the competition in the NCTS: "The races I've run in the NCTS this season have definitely been a learning experience. It has been both fun and difficult at times. We ran well right off the bat, but seem to have a monkey on our back here recently. The series has a ton of competition. Anyone who thinks the NCTS is a lesser series should come and compete in one of these races. It is challenging, but a lot of fun."

Miller on his off-season plans: "I am not sure there is an off-season in racing, but I do plan to have some fun. I am sure we will do some testing in the off-season and I already have a couple of appearances. I am going to work real hard on getting my instrument rating pilot's license. I enjoy flying airplanes and one day would love to buy one. I will spend the holidays with my family in Atlanta and before we know it we will be headed to Daytona."

Crew Chief Marcus Richmond on the 2006 season: "It's hard to believe the season is over. I started this year as the truck chief on the No. 4 Dodge and driver Timothy Peters and ended the year the crew chief on the No. 4 Dodge and driver Chase Miller. I have learned a lot this season about myself and about this race team. They never give up. We have had some tough breaks this year, but I think we have learned a lesson in all of them. I am already looking forward to Daytona in February."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Timothy Peters , Chase Miller