Phoenix: Chase Miller preview

Rookie Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday. The Casino Arizona 150 will mark Miller's 7th NCTS career start. In his previous six races Miller has an average...

Rookie Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.

The Casino Arizona 150 will mark Miller's 7th NCTS career start. In his previous six races Miller has an average starting position of 16th and a finishing position of 23rd.

Miller on his first trip to Phoenix International Raceway: "I have never raced at Phoenix before, but I have experience on similar tracks. I have heard it is a really fun track to race on, but it is unique. It can be tricky and I was told some drivers have a hard time figuring the place out. I sure hope that's not my case. I was reading the other day it has two very distinct different corners and a dogleg on the back straightaway that is almost a corner in itself. I think it will be necessary to have strong horsepower to run well.Arrington Engines provides for great horsepower and I know my guys are going to give me a great truck. I think some people might be surprised how well we run this weekend."

Miller on driving for Bobby Hamilton Racing: "I've been fortunate to get in with a great team like Bobby Hamilton Racing and as a development driver for Dodge," Miller said. "Bobby (Hamilton) is definitely a big asset to the team and my learning curve. He's been there, done everything, he has all sorts of advice and experience. He's been a big part in helping me make the transition from ARCA to NASCAR so quickly. The folks at Dodge have accepted me with opening arms and I couldn't ask for a better group of people. Just having the chance to get out there and make laps and compete has been a dream come true."

Bet You Didn't Know ....

Earlier this year Miller was selected as one of Dodge's development drivers. He piloted the Cunningham Motorsports No.4 Dodge Development entry in six ARCA/ReMax speedway races, winning from the pole at Pocono in June. Miller is the youngest driver to ever win an ARCA/ReMax race.

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Chase Miller