Chase Miller

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Chase Miller
Chase Miller 46 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Miller at Road America in 2012
Born (1987-01-28) January 28, 1987 (age 33)
Canton, Georgia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
96 races run over 7 years
2013 position61st
Best finish38th (2008)
First race2007 Federated Auto Parts 300 (Nashville)
Last race2013 5-hour Energy 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
13 races run over 2 years
Best finish38th (2006)
First race2006 Sylvania 200 (Loudon)
Last race2007 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Eldon Chase Miller (born January 28, 1987) is an American former stock car racing driver, who last competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (now the Xfinity Series) in 2013. He currently works for Front Row Motorsports as a mechanic.

Racing career[edit]

2005–2008: Dodge development driver[edit]

Miller joined the ARCA Re/Max Series in 2005 at age 18 as a driver in Dodge's driver development program, He made his debut at Nashville driving the Bobby Jones Racing No. 88 car, where he ran in the top-five for a part of the race before running out of gas. Then, at Gateway, Miller led multiple laps before falling out due to transmission trouble. In 2006, Miller was tapped by Dodge to drive for the larger Cunningham Motorsports team in their No. 4 in six ARCA races that year. After an 11th-place finish at Nashville, Miller charged to the win at Pocono.[1] He set the record as the youngest driver to ever win an ARCA race at Pocono to that point. He then backed up his win with a dominating performance at the second annual ARCA Pocono event before a cylinder failure took him from the lead, with only eight laps remaining, and forced him to a fifth-place finish. He also qualified on the pole at Gateway and was leading the race when more mechanical problems plagued him. His outstanding performance won him the opportunity to compete in the Craftsman Truck Series with the Dodge Development Team.

Miller joined up with Bobby Hamilton Racing to drive their No. 4 truck near the end of the 2006 season, also as a part of the Dodge driver development program. In only his fourth start, Miller scored a top ten at Martinsville Speedway. He earned the ride for the full season in 2007. However, after five races, Miller and BHR parted ways.[2] He was soon hired by Ray Evernham to drive a part-time schedule in his Busch Series team's No. 9 car. In only his second career start, Miller scored a second-place qualifying effort at Kentucky Speedway,[3] and a best finish of fifteenth at Gateway. In 2008, he ran twelve races in the No. 9 car once again, with sponsorship from Unilever and Verizon Wireless, as well as two additional races in the No. 19 car for Evernham. He had two top-ten finishes and finished 38th in points in a part-time schedule.

2009–2013: Start and park career[edit]

Gillett Evernham closed their Nationwide Series team at the end of the year after the team's merger with Petty Enterprises, and Miller spent the first few months of the 2009 season without a ride, before he drove most of the second half of the season, going back and forth between the No. 91 MSRP Motorsports Chevrolet and the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 47 Toyota. He also ran one race at Memphis in Derrike Cope's No. 73. For 2010, Miller filled in for David Gilliland in the standalone races in the No. 91 for D'Hondt-Humphrey Motorsports (formerly MSRP). He also drove a few races for other teams that year as well, which were Specialty Racing in the No. 61 and MacDonald Motorsports in the No. 82. All three rides were start and park entries.

Miller's No. 46 in 2011
Miller's No. 46 in 2012

After running one race for Fleur-de-lis Motorsports in their No. 68, Miller found a solid ride about a third of the way into the 2011 season, driving the start-and-park No. 46 for Key Motorsports. He entered every race for the rest of the year starting at Iowa in May. He moved to two of Key's other cars for two races, with him in the No. 40 for Nashville and in the No. 42 for Montreal. In 2012, Miller drove for The Motorsports Group in the No. 46, start-and-parking for most of the season. At the start of 2013, he returned to start-and-park the TMG No. 46 for select races, but then left for TriStar Motorsports during the year,[4] starting-and-parking in the team's No. 10 and No. 91 cars as well as in the No. 15 car for Rick Ware Racing.

2014–present: Crew member career[edit]

2013 was the last time that Miller was a driver. However, he remained employed at TriStar as a car chief for their No. 14 car of Eric McClure and Cale Conley[5] and later a mechanic and crew chief for the team. According to his LinkedIn profile, in May 2015, he became TriStar's shop foreman, and after TriStar's Nationwide/Xfinity team was shut down in 2017, Miller joined Front Row Motorsports, where he currently works as a wiring mechanic.

Personal life[edit]

Chase graduated from Sequoyah High School.[citation needed]. Also according to his LinkedIn, he is a graduate of Mitchell Community College.

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide 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 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2007 Evernham Motorsports 9 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH
22
KEN
18
MLW
17
NHA DAY CHI GTY
15
IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH 63rd 642 [6]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports DOV
16
KAN CLT MEM
24
TEX PHO HOM
2008 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH
14
TEX PHO
21
MXC TAL RCH DAR
8
NSH
11
KEN
39
MLW
23
NHA DAY CHI GTY
13
IRP
30
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL
23
RCH DOV KAN MEM
6
TEX
23
PHO HOM
20
38th 1386 [7]
19 CLT
36
DOV CLT
36
2009 MSRP Motorsports 91 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY
42
IRP IOW
40
GLN DOV
39
74th 442 [8]
JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Toyota MCH
37
BRI CGV ATL
39
RCH KAN
QL
CAL
43
CLT
41
TEX
39
PHO HOM
37
Derrike Cope Inc. 73 Dodge MEM
39
2010 D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 91 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH
DNQ
PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR NSH
39
KEN
39
ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY
36
IRP
37
IOW
41
ATL
37
RCH DOV KAN GTY
36
71st 478 [9]
90 DOV
40
CLT BRI
40
CGV
Specialty Racing 61 Ford GLN
39
MCH
MacDonald Motorsports 82 Dodge CAL
41
CLT TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
2011 Fleur-de-lis Motorsports 68 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW
40
46th 81 [10]
Key Motorsports 46 Chevy CLT
DNQ
CHI
41
MCH
DNQ
ROA
40
DAY
DNQ
KEN
41
NHA
39
IRP
41
IOW
39
GLN
DNQ
BRI
40
ATL
40
RCH
42
CHI
40
DOV
39
KAN
39
CLT
DNQ
TEX
39
PHO
38
HOM
38
40 NSH
31
42 CGV
DNQ
2012 The Motorsports Group 46 DAY
DNQ
PHO
41
LVS
39
BRI
40
CAL
38
TEX
39
RCH
42
TAL
41
DAR
41
IOW
43
CLT
40
DOV MCH
38
ROA
40
KEN
39
DAY
40
NHA
38
CHI
40
IND
41
IOW
42
GLN CGV
42
BRI
43
ATL
38
RCH
42
CHI
42
KEN
39
DOV
38
CLT
37
KAN
43
TEX
DNQ
PHO
42
HOM
41
44th 107 [11]
2013 DAY PHO
39
LVS
DNQ
BRI
39
CAL
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
TAL DAR
39
CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN 61st 48 [12]
42 LVS
39
TriStar Motorsports 10 Toyota MOH
39
ATL
38
RCH
39
CHI KEN
91 BRI
39
Rick Ware Racing 15 Chevy DOV
37
KAN
DNQ
CLT TEX PHO HOM
- Qualified for Michael McDowell

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman 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 NCTC Pts Ref
2006 Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA
17
LVS
32
TAL
21
MAR
10
ATL
33
TEX
30
PHO
35
HOM
32
38th 675 [13]
2007 DAY
22
CAL
14
ATL
34
MAR
32
KAN
19
CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 47th 452 [14]

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2012 Bob Wood 14 Ford PHO HAV TOO STO IOW BRA LVS SON EVE COL IOW
DNQ
POR SAN AAS PHO N/A 0 [15]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARMC Pts Ref
2005 Bobby Jones Racing 88 Dodge DAY NSH
26
SLM KEN TOL
DNQ
LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW
23
LER NSH MCH
16
ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL 76th 395 [16]
2006 Cunningham Motorsports 4 Dodge DAY NSH
11
SLM WIN KEN TOL POC
1
MCH KAN KEN BLN POC
5*
GTW
33
NSH MCH ISF MIL
12
TOL DSF CHI SLM 38th 1095 [17]
Eddie Sharp Racing 22 Dodge TAL
9
IOW
2008 Gillett Evernham Motorsports 9 Dodge DAY SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC
3
NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 90th 215 [18]
2009 Cunningham Motorsports 4 Dodge DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC
16
MCH
3
MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR 72nd 365 [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miller wins ARCA Pocno race". Star-News. Wilmington, NC. June 10, 2006. p. 3C. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  2. ^ "NASCAR REPORT: Bowyer on pole for attrition 500". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, GA. May 12, 2007. p. D10. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  3. ^ Ashenfelter, Mark (June 13, 2008). "Miller will have his hands full in 12th career start at Kentucky". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  4. ^ "TriStar Motorsports Notes and Quotes – Bristol". Speedway Media. August 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  5. ^ "The Teams". TriStar Motorsports. TriStar Motorsports. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Chase Miller – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chase Miller – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Chase Miller – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Chase Miller – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "Chase Miller – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Chase Miller – 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Chase Miller – 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Chase Miller – 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "Chase Miller – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "Chase Miller – 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "Chase Miller – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  17. ^ "Chase Miller – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "Chase Miller – 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  19. ^ "Chase Miller – 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2020.

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