Thursday, July 5, 2007
Chase Miller Chases His Dreams
Just when Chase Miller's NASCAR career looked pretty shaky, the situation took a dramatic turn for the better just a few days later during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He had been released in May from Bobby Hamilton Racing, which was fielding trucks for him in the Craftsman Truck Series. But he ran into car owner Ray Evernham and he had been trying to get hold of Ray for two years. Ray told Miller we've got some opportunities and to get hold of him when he could. Miller, age 20, seized the moment and soon was at Dover, sitting on the pit box during the Busch race, listening and learning how Kasey Kahne and team director Mike Shiplett communicated during races. Miller got the nod to drive the No 9 Busch entry when the schedule reached a point when the Nextel Cup and Busch series were racing at separate venues.