Denver: Johnny Miller race summary

Johnny Miller, driver of the no. 64 Automationdirect/Eaton Eutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, finished sixth after qualifying seventh in today's Trans-Am race. NOTE 1 - BACKGROUND STATS...Has three top-three finishes, four top-five finishes, and eight ...

Johnny Miller, driver of the no. 64 Automationdirect/Eaton Eutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, finished sixth after qualifying seventh in today's Trans-Am race.

NOTE 1 - BACKGROUND STATS...Has three top-three finishes, four top-five finishes, and eight top-ten finishes in eight starts...In 2001, finished a career-best third in the points standings, after ranking first or second most of the season...In 2001,had five top-three finishes and completed every lap of every race...Earned the Owners' Championship for Rocketsports...Has 30 career top-five finishes...In 2000, scored his first career Trans-Am win at San Diego...Voted "Most Improved Driver" for 1998...Won the "Rookie of the Year" title in 1996.

On his race today... "All weekend long, we'd made changes in the right direction and we had a pretty good car. I had a nice exchange going mid-race with Tony Ave and Mike Lewis when we passed for position.

"I got held up on the restart which sure didn't help. But then we lost the power steering and boy, it was a handful. I'd make a turn, then it would kick back, and I hung on too tight and ended up straining my back. We'd actually turned some lap times that amazed me.

"I was really hoping, and thinking, we'd have a podium car today. But after the restart, I knew it just wasn't to be."

-rocketsports-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Tony Ave , Johnny Miller