Monday, July 27, 2009

Miller Motorsports Park - News & Notes

The race … This event is the 10th race for the NASCAR Camping World Series West in 2009. It is the third of three road-course events this season and marks the only visit to the state of Utah this year.

The track … Miller Motorsports Park is a multi-purpose road course with four possible configurations. The track is located adjacent to Tooele County’s Deseret Peak Recreation Complex, approximately 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

The procedure … The starting field is 30 cars, including provisionals. The first 26 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 41 laps (125.46 miles).

The records … Qualifying: Jason Bowles, Aug. 2, 2008, 94.888 mph, 116.095 seconds; Race: Jason Bowles, July 14, 2007, 70.384 mph, 1 hour 46 minutes 57 seconds.

Championship battle … Jason Bowles has increased his lead in the championship standings to 33 points over defending series champion Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota).
See-saw rookie chase … The tight battle for this year’s Sunoco Rookie Award continues between Blake Koch (No. 21 Chevrolet) and Paulie Harraka (No. 12 NAPA AutoCare/Adaptive One Brakes Toyota).

McGriff rolls on … After finishing 13th at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway, 81-year-old Hershel McGriff (No. 04 Park Corp. Chevrolet) heads to Utah – where he will get his first look at MMP.
Experience at MMP … Only eight drivers competed in both NASCAR Camping World Series West races held at MMP – in 2007 and 2008.

Top finishes … Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Ford) is the only series driver with two top-five finishes at the Utah track. He finished third in 2007 and second in 2008.
Top 10s … Mike David and Jason Bowles are the only drivers to finish in the top 10 in both series events at MMP. Bowles won in 2008.

Fast Facts

The Race: Miller Motorsports Park 125
The Place: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah
The Date: Saturday, Aug. 1
The Time: 1:45 p.m. MT
Track Layout: 3.06-mile road course
Race Purse: $171,211
2008 Winner: Todd Souza
2008 Pole: Jason Bowles


Practice>>11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Time Trials>>10 a.m.
Race>>1:45 p.m.

Track Contact:
John Gardner
(801) 563-4250

Official NASCAR Release

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