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Johnny Miller Ready To Hit the Streets of Denver DENVER - Johnny Miller's battle for his first Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup championship will heat up as the Series takes to the streets of Denver during the Centrix Financial Grand...

Johnny Miller Ready To Hit the Streets of Denver

DENVER - Johnny Miller's battle for his first Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup championship will heat up as the Series takes to the streets of Denver during the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver weekend, Round 9 of the 2003 Trans-Am Series title chase. Although teammate Scott Pruett could clinch the championship at Denver, Miller, driver of the No. 64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, said the championship is far from over as he readies to compete in the Mile High City.

Miller, who sits second in points, earned his second Series victory this year at Lime Rock, after winning the pole. This year, Miller has six podium finishes in eight starts. Last weekend at Road America, Miller earned his second pole this season, and finished second after challenging race winner Pruett throughout the race.

"This event will have me pumped up," said Miller, who during his Trans-Am Series career he has recorded two victories, 24 podium finishes, 37 top fives, 64 top tens, and four poles in 98 starts. "That will definitely boost for my chances at a victory.

"We struggled last year with the pavement changes at Denver," continued Miller of his sixth-place finish last season. "It was really a difficult race. I had a power-steering failure during the race. Last year doesn't bring back fond memories as far as the race itself goes.

"However, the town and the event are just incredible," added Miller. "The track is right in downtown, making for an air of excitement. It was really a first-class race and I'm really looking forward to competing here again. Our experience here should give us an edge. Plus, we're going into this race knowing the points battle isn't over yet, but with the knowledge that we have to be at the top of our game to accomplish our goal of winning the championship this year."

The Grand Prix of Denver is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. The race will air on tape-delayed basis on Monday, Sept. 1 on SPEED Channel at 1:30 p.m.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Johnny Miller