Up-and-coming driver Brandon Miller will attempt to make his NASCAR Busch Series debut for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in the Oct. 9 Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway.
Miller will drive RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He caught the eye of Bobby Hutchens, RCR’s Vice President of Competition, two years ago when he qualified sixth and finished eighth in his NASCAR Truck Series debut at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., in an entry fielded by Kevin Harvick, Inc.
“I’m honored to drive equipment as good as RCR’s,” said the 23 year-old native of San Diego, Calif. “It is a dream come true. After testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway this week, I’m looking forward to racing and getting good results.”
This season, Miller qualified the No. 55 Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet, owned by RCR NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Robby Gordon, at both Nashville Superspeedway (21st, June 12) and Kentucky Speedway (fifth, June 19) when Gordon’s Cup schedule conflicted with the NASCAR Busch schedule. He drove the No. 2 NASCAR Truck Series entry Sept. 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, starting seventh and finishing 20th.
Miller started racing go-karts at age 12. He won the 1993 U.S. Grand National in Karting while also running the entire European Circuit in Belgium, France, Italy, as well as Japan and Australia. He drove in his first Super Late Model stock car race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in 1999 and won the 2002 Super Late Model Championship at Mesa Marin Raceway. Miller has also competed in the NASCAR Southwest Tour and the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series.