Butch Miller (racing driver)

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Henry "Butch" Miller
Born (1952-06-05) June 5, 1952 (age 66)
Coopersville, Michigan, United States
Achievements 1987, 1988, 1994 American Speed Association Champion
1988 ARTGO Challenge Series champion
Awards 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
41 races run over 6 years
Best finish 27th (1990)
First race 1986 Valleydale 500 (Bristol)
Last race 1994 AC-Delco 500 (Rockingham)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
93 races run over 8 years
Best finish 7th (1992)
First race 1985 Budweiser 200 (Bristol)
Last race 2002 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
First win 1986 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last win 1991 Mountain Dew 400 (Hickory)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 11 4
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
149 races run over 13 years
2011 position 49th
Best finish 4th (1995)
First race 1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic (Phoenix)
Last race 2011 Coca-Cola 250 (Talladega)
First win 1995 Total Petroleum 200 (Colorado)
Last win 1995 Total Petroleum 200 (Colorado)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 51 1
Statistics current as of March 8, 2012.

Henry "Butch" Miller (born June 5, 1952 in Coopersville, Michigan) is a retired NASCAR driver. He is a multi-time champion in the now-defunct American Speed Association stock car series.

NASCAR[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 1985, Miller ran his first Busch Series races, driving for LeRoy Throop, driving the No. 08 MSW Spyders Pontiac in four events. He made four races, and had a 2nd-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. The next year, in 1986, he went to victory lane at the Indianapolis Raceway Park. That same season, he made his Winston Cup debut, finishing 16th in his first race. He ran two Cup races the next season for Throop, and then two races in the No. 31 Slender You Figure Salons Oldsmobile for Bob Clark in 1988. In 1989, he returned to Throop in the No. 51 for nine races. Despite getting sponsorship from Fruit of the Loom, he was only able to finish two races. He signed with Travis Carter Enterprises to drive the No. 98 Chevrolet Lumina for 1990, with sponsorship from Banquet Foods, IGA, and Piggy Wiggly. He drove in the first 23 races of the season, and had a career-best 8th-place finish at Pocono Raceway, but was released near the end of the season.

He ran his first full Busch Series season in 1991, beginning in the No. 52 31-W Insulation Chevy with Day Enterprise Racing. He won his most recent race early in the season at Hickory, but left in the middle of the season to join the No. 75 Food Country U.S.A. Oldsmobile for Henderson Brothers Motorsports. In 1992, as he scored 10 top tens and finished 7th in points. He ran nine races in 1993 before he was released, and spent the rest of the season out of NASCAR. He ran two Cup races in 1994, driving the No. 55 Ford Thunderbird for RaDiUs Racing.

Truck Series[edit]

In 1995, he joined the fledging Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. 98 Raybestos/Herrick Racing Ford. He won a race at Colorado National Speedway beating Mike Skinner by 0.001 seconds in the closest finish in series history[1] and finished 4th in points. He continued to run full-time through 1998. He stayed with Herrick until the latter part of 1996, where he ran some races for Ernie Irvan and Walker Evans. He signed with Evans full-time for the 1997, where he had twelve top-tens in the No. 20 Orleans Hotel & Casino Ford. In 1998, Miller moved to L&R Racing as driver of the No. 18 Dana Dodge Ram. He fell to fifteenth in points, but took the No. 18 and Dana to Bobby Hamilton Racing for the 1999 season. Miller made nine races in 1999 for Hamilton when he resigned from the team to move back to the Busch Series, replacing Stanton Barrett in the No. 40 Channellock Chevy for Galaxy Motorsports. He had two top-ten finishes in six starts, but after two consecutive DNQ's, he was released.

Miller also won the Snowball Derby, a prestigious late model race, in 1987.

Return to racing[edit]

After that season, Miller stayed out of driving until 2002, serving briefly as crew chief for Larry Foyt's ASA team, as well serving as a broadcaster for ASA races. He returned to the Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, finishing seventeenth in the No. 61 Delco Remy/Team Rensi Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado. A few weeks later, he returned to Henderson and the Busch Series and made ten starts, his best finish being a fifteenth. After another year out of the series, he returned to drive a pair of Truck races in the No. 20 Timber Wolf for Ken Weaver and No. 08 ASI Limited for Gene Christensen, respectively. The following season, he drove in three races for Green Light Racing, and had a tenth-place finish at Mansfield Motorsports Park. He ran another pair of races for Green Light in 2006, but could not finish higher than 26th. After another season off, he drove in nine races for Green Light in the No. 0/No. 07 Silverado for SS-Green Light, but did not finish a race. Miller drove for SS-Green Light on and off between 2009–2011, but primarily served under the role of crew chief to the multitude of young drivers piloting the No. 07

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1986 Miller Racing 08 Buick DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI
16
DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC 75th 164 [2]
Chevy MCH
21
DAY POC TAL GLN MCH
33
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
1987 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH
36
DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR
39
RSD ATL
DNQ
102th 46 [3]
1988 Bob Clark Motorsports 31 Olds DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI
17
DAR RCH
25
DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL NA 0 [4]
1989 Miller Racing 51 Chevy DAY CAR
42
ATL RCH
26
DAR BRI
31
NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
CLT
42
DOV SON POC MCH
38
DAY POC TAL GLN MCH
22
BRI DAR RCH
21
DOV MAR
32
CLT NWS CAR 39th 576 [5]
1 PHO
43
ATL
1990 Travis Carter Enterprises 98 Chevy DAY
22
RCH
28
CAR
13
ATL
20
DAR
17
BRI
14
NWS
25
MAR
18
TAL
16
CLT
18
DOV
14
SON
31
POC
23
MCH
23
DAY
23
POC
8
TAL
34
GLN
25
MCH
12
BRI
16
DAR
29
RCH
19
DOV
17
MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 27th 2377 [6]
1994 RaDiUs Motorsports 55 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR
18
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR
20
PHO ATL 53rd 212 [7]
1995 66 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI
DNQ
NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA - [8]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1990 Travis Carter Enterprises Chevrolet 17 22

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts Ref
1985 Miller Racing 08 Pontiac DAY CAR HCY BRI
24
MAR DAR SBO LGY DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU MLW
15
BRI
2
DAR RCH NWS ROU CLT HCY CAR MAR 72nd 118 [9]
62 IRP
11
SBO LGY HCY
1986 08 DAY CAR HCY MAR
28
BRI
7
DAR SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP
1
SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT CAR MAR 54th 259 [10]
1989 Henderson Motorsports 75 Olds DAY CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
9
CLT CAR MAR 100th - [11]
1991 Day Enterprise Racing 52 Olds DAY
12
CAR
30
MAR
29
VOL
3
16th 3255 [12]
Chevy RCH
29
HCY
1
DAR
20
BRI
16
SBO
18
NZH
16
CLT
11
DOV
26
ROU
19
HCY
29
Beard Motorsports 00 Olds LAN
23
Burgess Racing 37 Olds MYB
17
GLN
Henderson Motorsports 75 Olds OXF
22
NHA SBO
10
DUB
10
IRP
15
ROU
3
BRI
10
DAR
21
RCH
22
DOV
12
CLT
DNQ
NHA
6
MAR
11
Chevy CAR
12
1992 Olds DAY
22
CAR
15
RCH
30
ATL
15
MAR
7
DAR
3
BRI
23
HCY
9
LAN
16
DUB
21
NZH
12
CLT
17
DOV
7
ROU
8
MYB
16
GLN
8
VOL
16
NHA
19
TAL
25
IRP
4
ROU
18
MCH
24
NHA
11
BRI
10
DAR
23
RCH
25
DOV
22
MAR
3
CAR
19
HCY
2
7th 3725 [13]
Chevy CLT
13
1993 DAY
12
CLT
15
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR CAR HCY ATL 31st 1182 [14]
Olds CAR
9
RCH
10
DAR
37
BRI
28
HCY
14
ROU
5
MAR
20
NZH
5
1999 Galaxy Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN
6
MLW
18
MYB
22
PPR
28
GTY
23
IRP
9
MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 59th 667 [15]
2002 Henderson Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR
33
BRI
15
TEX NSH
21
TAL CAL RCH
19
NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH
16
KEN
18
MLW DAY
32
CHI GTY PPR IRP
34
MCH BRI
22
DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM
31
ATL CAR PHO HOM 47th 907 [16]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCWTC Pts Ref
1995 Liberty Racing 98 Ford PHO
7
TUS
9
SGS
4
MMR
5
POR
3
EVG
3
I70
3
LVL
3
BRI
3
MLW
18
CNS
1
HPT
8
IRP
12
FLM
14
RCH
35
MAR
25
NWS
2
SON
7
MMR
6
PHO
22
4th 2812 [17]
1996 HOM
24
PHO
3
POR
5
EVG
27
TUS
16
CNS
2
HPT
19
BRI
11
NZH
3
MLW
27
LVL
9
I70
11
IRP
13
FLM
10
GLN
11
NSV
4
RCH
7
NHA
26
MAR
2
NWS
3
7th 3126 [18]
Irvan-Simo Racing 28 Ford SON
26
Walker Evans Racing 19 Dodge MMR
6
PHO
13
LVS
13
1997 20 Ford WDW
2
11th 3185 [19]
Chevy TUS
4
HOM
9
PHO
30
POR
3
EVG
10
I70
5
NHA
14
TEX
15
BRI
20
NZH
23
MLW
14
LVL
29
CNS
10
HPT
29
IRP
17
FLM
8
NSV
3
GLN
26
RCH
10
MAR
6
SON
15
MMR
17
CAL
18
PHO
8
21 LVS
28
1998 L&R Racing 18 Dodge WDW
9
HOM
21
PHO
31
POR
11
EVG
10
I70
13
GLN
20
TEX
13
BRI
33
MLW
10
NZH
4
CAL
10
PPR
16
IRP
15
NHA
30
FLM
21
NSV
28
HPT
6
LVL
14
RCH
5
MEM
12
GTY
28
MAR
28
SON
28
MMR
7
PHO
33
LVS
10
15th 3034 [20]
1999 Bobby Hamilton Racing HOM
9
PHO
26
EVG
16
MMR
9
MAR
27
MEM
10
PPR
10
I70
20
BRI
13
TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL TEX 28th 1188 [21]
Gloy/Rahal Racing 55 Ford CAL
11
2002 Team Rensi Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY
17
DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 80th 112 [22]
2004 Ken Weaver Racing 20 Chevy DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTY MCH IRP
24
NSH BRI 63rd 209 [23]
Green Light Racing 08 Chevy RCH
15
NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM
2005 07 DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD
10
53rd 343 [24]
08 CLT
16
DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP
23
NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2006 DAY CAL ATL MAR
27
GTY CLT MFD DOV 67th 152 [25]
07 TEX
31
MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2008 SS-Green Light Racing 0 Chevy DAY CAL
35
ATL
32
MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV
36
TEX
32
MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW
35
TEX
27
PHO
35
HOM 43rd 524 [26]
07 NHA
31
LVS TAL MAR ATL
32
2009 08 DAY
30
CAL
31
ATL
34
MAR KAN
29
CLT DOV TEX
26
MCH MLW
31
MEM
35
KEN IRP
33
NSH
32
BRI
35
CHI IOW GTW
31
NHA LVS
32
MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 37th 819 [27]
2010 21 Dodge DAY ATL
32
MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY
DNQ
IRP
18
DAR
30
BRI CHI 43rd 657 [28]
07 POC
34
NSH
18
KEN
35
NHA
32
LVS MAR TAL
Toyota TEX
35
PHO
36
HOM
2011 Chevy DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH
27
BRI ATL CHI NHA
30
KEN TAL
33
MAR TEX HOM 50th 62 [29]
Toyota LVS
24

ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ATCSC Pts Ref
1985 Miller Racing 62 Pontiac ATL DAY ATL TAL ATL SSP IRP
11
CSP FRS IRP OEF ISF DSF TOL 113th - [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ closest finish in series history
  2. ^ "Butch Miller – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Butch Miller – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Butch Miller – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Butch Miller – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Butch Miller – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Butch Miller – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Butch Miller – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Butch Miller – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Butch Miller – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Butch Miller – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Butch Miller – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Butch Miller – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Butch Miller – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Butch Miller – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Butch Miller – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Butch Miller – 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series by Craftsman Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Butch Miller – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Butch Miller – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Butch Miller – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Butch Miller – 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Butch Miller – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Butch Miller – 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Butch Miller – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Butch Miller – 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Butch Miller – 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Butch Miller – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Butch Miller – 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Butch Miller – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Butch Miller – 1985 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Johnny Benson
ASA National Tour Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Bryan Reffner
Preceded by
Mark Martin
ASA National Tour Champion
1987, 1988
Succeeded by
Mike Eddy
Preceded by
Dick Trickle
ARTGO Challenge Series Champion
1987, 1988
Succeeded by
Joe Shear
Achievements
Preceded by
Gary Balough
Snowball Derby Winner
1987
Succeeded by
Ted Musgrave