BUSCH: Kentucky: Brandon Miller race notes

Brandon Miller Posts 16th-Place Finish; Ties Career-Best SPARTA, Ky. (June 18) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller continued to show the promise that brought him to Richard Childress Racing in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Kentucky...

Brandon Miller Posts 16th-Place Finish; Ties Career-Best

SPARTA, Ky. (June 18) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller continued to show the promise that brought him to Richard Childress Racing in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Miller posted a 16th-place finish, tying his career-best finish.

It was not his ranking at the end of the race that tells the story, but it was Miller's ability to let a cool head prevail during unfortunate circumstances. Twice during Saturday's race, the driver in front of Miller was involved in an accident, and Miller escaped with minor damage. During the second episode, Jon Wood crashed in front of Miller during lap 150 of 200, and Miller lost a couple of spots as a result as he slammed his brakes. Crew chief Rick Viers feared Miller's tires may have skidded and been damaged. Viers brought Miller into the pits to change tires as a precaution. Miller fell out of the top-10 as a result, but he worked his way up to seventh with hard driving and Viers' pit strategy.

However, Miller began losing positions, dropping to 15th by lap 180, and Viers made the call to change all four tires during the next caution period. Miller hovered between 14th and 16th place for the next 20 laps before the race ended with Miller in 16th place.

Miller started the race in 25th place, and he quickly began passing other drivers. Tim Fedewa crashed in front of Miller on lap 18, and the front end of the REESE'S Chevrolet collided with Fedewa's car. There was only minor damage, and Miller was able to continue his strong effort without making a pit stop during the caution. Once Miller cracked the top-20, he remained there for the duration of the race.

Carl Edwards won the evening event in Kentucky, and Martin Truex Jr. finished second. Clint Bowyer finished third, Reed Sorenson finished fourth and Paul Menard finished fifth.

The REESE'S Racing team will compete again Saturday night, June 25, at The Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin. The race begins at 8:30 p.m. EDT and will be covered by FX and MRN.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood , Martin Truex Jr. , Paul Menard , Carl Edwards , Brandon Miller , Clint Bowyer , Reed Sorenson