Butch Miller Back in the Saddle for NASCAR Truck Series at Texas Fort Worth, Tex. (Wednesday June 7, 2006) - SS Racing's Butch Miller will pilot the No. 07 ASI LIMITED/Spectrum Metal Finishing/Akzo-Nobel Chevy for the Sam's Town 400 at Texas...
Butch Miller Back in the Saddle for NASCAR Truck Series at Texas
Fort Worth, Tex. (Wednesday June 7, 2006) - SS Racing's Butch Miller will pilot the No. 07 ASI LIMITED/Spectrum Metal Finishing/Akzo-Nobel Chevy for the Sam's Town 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday June 9th. It will be Miller's 115th start in the Craftsman Truck Series and his second of 2006. Overall, Miller has amassed 248 starts between NASCAR's top three divisions.
"I'm looking forward to getting back in the truck, especially at Texas," said Miller. "Some of these teams we'll be racing against have much more depth in engineering and resources. But I feel good about the race and think we'll be strong enough to have a good showing."
In recent years Miller's been working for SS Racing as a crew chief and coach to some of their younger developmental drivers. Miller knows his primary role at SS Racing as a mentor, but welcomes the opportunity to return as a driver.
"I enjoy my primary role with SS Racing Coaching young drivers and working as a crew chief. But I'm a racer at heart and nothing get's me more excited than driving," added Miller, the legendary driver from Marne, Mich.
Butch Miller is recognized as a North American Short-Track Legend. And with over 400 short-track wins, 3-ASA Championships and a tie with Mark Martin for the second most ASA Touring Series wins, he has certainly earned the title. Miller is also an inductee into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.
For truck owner, Ken Smith, it's an opportunity to conduct his love for racing, while accomplishing some strategic business goals. Ken Smith is also the president of ASI LIMTED the primary sponsor for the 07 Truck this weekend. Smith has created what he calls the "ASI LIMITED Customer/Vendor Relationship Racing Program."
"The racing program is a platform for networking and business to business relationship development," said Smith. "ASI Limited as well as other motorsports customers have developed millions in new business and established a basisfor the growth of their business through racing."
"Branding on the track is merely a benefit of the program, not the basis. Quantifying sales growth is the key for all of us," added Smith. The Sam's Town 400 can be viewed live on SPEED Channel at 8pm. The event is 167 laps, 250.5 miles around the 1.5 mile super fast Texas Motor Speedway. Stay tuned to www.SSRacingOnline.com for live updates and news from TMS.