Trans-Am Ace To Drive No- 4 At Sonoma
June 17, 2003 | 9:13 A.M. EST
Miller, who resides in Johnson City, Tenn., will make his first start in a NASCAR Winston Cup race. Miller, a road course specialist, tested a No. 4 car in 2002 at Road Atlanta prior to the Sonoma, Calif. event for Morgan-McClure.
Miller joins a list of road course "ringers" to compete in the Dodge/Save Mart 350. The 37 year-old currently leads the Championship points for the Trans-Am Series.
"I have known the guys at Morgan-McClure for many years," Miller said. "They have been very helpful to me when I ran my own Trans-Am team. I have been really pushing on Larry for several years, knowing I have the confidence to do well in one of these cars, especially at a road course. I have been begging and pleading with him to give me the opportunity."
In his past 29 Trans-Am Series starts, Miller has finished in the top-10 an impressive 28 times. For the 2003 season, he has four starts resulting in two third place finishes, a second place, and a win. The Industrial Engineer graduate of the University of Tennessee began racing professionally in 1996 and has captured 32 top-five and 58 top-10 finishes in 95 Trans-Am Series starts.
"I race these front-running guys all of the time and beat them on a regular basis. There is a lot of confidence going into this event. I am honored to be a part of it. I am very respectful of the guys who I will be competing against. We are here to do well.
"The stock cars are so sophisticated to how they are engineered from a set-up standpoint, it is incredible how fast they go. Morgan-McClure really has a top-notch facility here with a great sponsor in Kodak. I want to give them a good weekend in Sonoma."