BUSCH: Memphis: Brandon Miller race notes

Miller 20th in Memphis; Bowyer Wins MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Oct. 24) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller continued to display the talent that brought him to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in Saturday's Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports...

Miller 20th in Memphis; Bowyer Wins

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Oct. 24) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller continued to display the talent that brought him to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in Saturday's Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park. Miller finished 20th and on the lead lap in his 12th career start.

"Brandon just made a rookie mistake out there today," crew chief Ricky Viers said. "He was trying to pass Tony Raines on the last two laps and pushed the car a little much and spun out. Every rookie makes a mistake like this, but hopefully, Brandon will learn from it. He ran hard all day, and I think people are starting to see why Brandon drives for RCR."

It was not the end result that tells the story of Saturday's Busch Series race, but it was Miller's ability to move from the starting spot of 26th to 10th in just 110 laps. At the drop of the green flag, Miller began his steady move to the front of the field. By lap four, Miller had already picked up five spots and was 21st.

On lap 31 of 254 the second caution flag of a record 15 waved over the speedway. Viers decided to bring the REESE'S Chevy to pit road for its first stop of the day. The REESE'S team performed one of its quickest stops of the afternoon, and Miller was able to advance three spots on pit road. Miller continued to move through the field, and by lap 90 he was knocking on the door of the top 10.

On lap 110, Miller told his team he was experiencing a vibration in the left rear of the REESE'S Chevy. The team prepared for Miller to bring the No. 21 Chevrolet to pit road for service, but the vibration didn't get worse so Miller waited for the next scheduled pit stop.

Once Miller broke into the top 10, he remained there until he spun out with two laps remaining. Fortunately, Miller saved the car from hitting the wall and finished 20th.

Former REESE'S Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the race and made a small dent in the deficit between Martin Truex Jr. and him. J.J Yeley finished second, followed by Truex, David Green and Carl Edwards, respectively. Truex holds a 100-point lead in driver standings with three races left.

The REESE'S team remains fourth in the team standings with 393 points less than Truex's total.

Kevin Harvick and the REESE'S Racing team will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 5, at Texas Motor Speedway. The race begins at 2 p.m. EST on the TNT television network and MRN radio network.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Tony Raines , David Green , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Brandon Miller , Clint Bowyer