Brandon Miller (racing driver)
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November 26, 1981 |
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
|Achievements||3-time Junior Shifter Kart Association Champion
1998 U.S. Nationals Champion
2002 Mesa Marin Raceway Super Late Model Champion
|Awards||1998 San Diego Amateur Athlete of the Month
1999 Irwindale Speedway Most Promising Driver
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|14 race(s) run over 3 year(s)|
|Best finish||48th - 2005|
|First race||2004 Mr. Goodcents 300 (Kansas)|
|Last race||2007 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|11 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|Truck no., team||No. 14 (Newberry Racing)|
|Best finish||46th - 2007|
|First race||2003 Lucas Oil 250 (Mesa Marin)|
|Last race||2007 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 (Gateway)|
|Statistics current as of June 7, 2012.|
Brandon Miller (born August 28, 1981, in Rancho Santa Fe, California) is an American race car driver. He is a former member of the Richard Childress Racing driver development program and is currently a driving coach for Camping World Truck Series driver Brennan Newberry.
Miller began his career at the age of 12 in kart racing in the Junior Shifter Kart Association, winning the Grand National championship three times. In 1998, he won the U.S. Nationals while competing in various parts of the world. He would eventually be inducted into the Hall of Champions in San Diego and was named San Diego's "Amateur Athlete of the Month." He began racing stock cars the following season at Irwindale Speedway. In his second year competing, he won four races and twelve top-fives. He then moved to Mesa Marin Raceway and won the track championship in 2002.
In 2003, he ran four NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series races, finishing in the top-ten twice. He made his major-league NASCAR debut at Mesa Marin, finishing 8th in the #6 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Kevin Harvick Incorporated. He ran three more Truck races that season in the #68 truck owned by his father; his best finish was 14th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The following season he ran another Truck Series race in the #2 Team ASE Racing Dodge Ram for Ultra Motorsports at Las Vegas, finishing 20th, as well as making his Busch Series debut with Richard Childress' #29 team at Kansas Speedway, where he finished sixteenth.
In 2005, Miller was hired to drive the #21 Reese's Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Busch Series for twelve races, sharing the ride with Kevin Harvick. Miller posted two top-ten finishes over the course of the season and finished 48th in the final standings. Harvick's decision to run the full Busch schedule in 2006 forced Miller out of a permanent position with RCR. He remained with the team as a fabricator and test driver, occasionally practicing and qualifying race cars for the team as necessary. He spent 2007 driving the #40 Westerman Companies Chevrolet for Curtis Key.