Miller Notches 24th in Milwaukee WEST ALLIS, Wis. (June 27) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller turned a poor starting position into a satisfactory, 24th-place finish at the Milwaukee Mile Saturday night. The race was shortened from 250...
Miller Notches 24th in Milwaukee
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (June 27) -- REESE'S Racing driver Brandon Miller turned a poor starting position into a satisfactory, 24th-place finish at the Milwaukee Mile Saturday night. The race was shortened from 250 to 200 miles after a storm dumped heavy rain on the track.
Miller's weekend got off to a bad start when he reported to his team that the REESE'S Chevy had no first or second gear during the first practice. To avoid a penalty, the REESE'S Racing team worked diligently to repair the transmission between the final practice and qualifying. The REESE'S team repaired the problem, and Miller was able to turn two laps during qualifying.
Miller started the race in the 39th spot. On lap 20 of 200, the first caution flag of the day flew over the Milwaukee Mile. Miller, along with many other drivers, decided not to go down pit road to help gain valuable track position. This decision paid off, and Miller was in the top-10 by lap 30.
On lap 80 of 200, Miller, along with many other drivers, came down pit road for a green-flag pit stop. The REESE'S Racing team made minor adjustments, changed four tires and filled the car with fuel. When Miller returned to the track, he was in the 26th spot and two laps down. Despite being two laps down, Miller was not too far behind, since there were only two cars on the lead lap.
Miller rebounded from a poor starting position and finished 24th before rain forced the early ending with 50 laps remaining in the 250-lap event. Miller was credited with completing 197 of 200 laps, and only 10 cars finished the SBC 250 on the lead lap.
The REESE'S Racing team is sixth in the Busch Series Owners' Standings, 31 points from the top-five.
Johnny Sauter, who drove the PAYDAY Chevrolet two years ago, won the event. Martin Truex Jr., Paul Menard, J.J Yeley and David Stremme finished second through fifth, respectively. Miller's teammate, Clint Bowyer, finished in the 10th spot and sits third in the Busch Series Driver Standings.
Kevin Harvick will resume command of the wheel when the REESE'S Racing team travels to Daytona International Speedway for the next race scheduled on Friday, July 1. Live television coverage of the race begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT on TNT. MRN will carry the live radio broadcast.