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Supporting Canada, Carhartt sponsors Marc Millers #8 CASCAR Crew. Marc Miller has been driving since the age of 12. He is a test driver for a number of U.S. race teams as well as Formula Car Magazine.
|CASCAR Super Series
"As Carhartt continues to grow in Canada we feel that it is important to not only provide premium workwear for the Canadian worker but to also support that worker's hobbies and past-times," said Andrius Viskantas, Director of Field Marketing for Carhartt. "We're excited to be working with Marc and Team RaceSportz again in 2005 and look forward to being involved in Canada's #1 Racing Series; the CASCAR Super Series."
|A Day at the Track
The Carhartt Racing "Day at the Track" sponsor day was a great success with representatives from DeWalt, Praxair, UA & Miller Welder's on hand. This is a unique experience to our sponsors as they get professional instruction and the opportunity to climb into a true 400+ HP stock car and run around the half mile track at Mosport Park. In Canadian Motorsports, there is NO program like this anywhere and by the response from our group on Tuesday, everyone left happy! We also snuck some rides over at Mosport's 2.5-mile road course. A squealing tire is a happy tire - and boy were those tires squealing.
I have included some photos of the event. It was a chilly and overcast day, but that did not stop the fun at all.
"These sponsor events is a great opportunity for me to interact with the people that support our race program," said Miller, driver of the #8 Carhartt Dodge. "On race weekends, I get maybe an hour to spend with everyone combined as the schedules are so hectic, but days like these are a real treat and offers time to really get to know everyone personally. I look forward to these sponsor rewards programs.
"The cars' surroundings can be uncomfortable for most people," offered Miller. "We try to prepare everyone who goes through our "Day at the Track" that in my "office" there is a lot of distraction in the way of vibration and noise and almost zero visibility compared to your street car. Once you overcome those obstacles, then we can apply what we learned in our instruction class to get the car around the track."
Thanks again to those of you that are part of our Carhartt Racing #8 program. We look forward to the "DAY AT THE TRACK" events for 2006!
|Miller & Carhartt Racing Awarded Hard Charger Award After Tough Cayuga Race Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 10, 2005
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HAGERSVILLE, ON (September 10, 2005) - Marc Miller and his Carhartt Racing #8 Dodge entered their sixth career oval event with a strong desire to continue the top 10 streak they began at the Molson Indy Toronto in July. Miller struggled in qualifying before putting together a strong charge through the field and into the top 15 early on into the Crown Jewel 200 at Cayuga Speedway. The team was poised for another strong top 10 before damage on a restart took away the team's momentum. Miller was still able to finish a solid 17th place and collected the "Fast Eddie Hard Charger Award" for the driver who improves the most positions in a race.
"We struggled to find speed in the car throughout practice," said Miller. "I can honestly say we had a dismal time trials and we were off in qualifying. The car, however, was really good on longer runs and after 15 laps, it was very consistent and easy to drive, but when you start in the back, you really have to keep moving up to stay out of trouble."
Miller showed that ability and starting on lap 15 began working his way through the pack, at one point running right with the fastest cars on the track. He had moved into the top 15 by lap eighty and was looking at a solid finish until contact with another car on a restart damaged the car.
"I essentially put myself in a tight spot to gain position and possibly get back on the lead lap and it didn't work out," Miller said. "It was a risk I felt I had to take to run in the top 10, but that is the way it goes. After that, I was just hoping to stay out of trouble as the car was a handful. We dropped back quite a bit and we were fortunate to finish where we did the way the car was working."
The Carhartt Racing team will next head to Kawartha Speedway for the "Dodge Dealers of Ontario RAM TOUGH 250" this coming weekend, September 18.
"I am looking forward to Kawartha," said Miller. "I had a decent run last year there and the track is smooth and fast which I really enjoy. We will definitely have to step up and qualify better though."