Paul Miller Racing Press Release
Bryce Miller, Christopher Haase, Matt Bell and the No. 48 Castrol EDGE Audi R8 LMS Team Take Victory in Season-Ending 10-Hour Race
ATLANTA (Oct. 4, 2014) - Paul Miller Racing and team drivers Bryce Miller, Christopher Haase and Matt Bell scored a strong GT Daytona (GTD) victory in Saturday's season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in the No. 48 Castrol EDGE Audi R8 LMS.
The win was a first for the established Paul Miller Racing team in the inaugural season of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and came in one of the toughest races on the schedule. The timed endurance race is basically a 10-hour sprint to the finish and no team was on the winning pace more at Petit than the No. 48 Audi squad.
Starting driver Bryce Miller coupled a heads-up opening stint with a strong shift in the middle race when he challenged into the top five. That paved the way for Bell and race closer Haase to bring the No. 48 to the finish.
"It's been very long season for us," Bryce Miller said. "I think our whole team has felt held back so it's just a wonderful end-of-season result to be able to work our way up and win a big endurance race like this to cap off the year."
Haase was at the wheel in the race's final hours and twice raced back into the lead. He also defended the point when the last of the race's many yellow-flag periods forced a dash to the finish.
"The team did a good job and so did my teammates," Haase said. "At the end we stayed out of trouble and had no mistakes. We tried to keep a fast and constant pace and the best team performance, which gave us a chance to fight for the win."
A full report from Petit Le Mans follows.
About Paul Miller Racing:
Paul Miller Racing is among the top GT teams competing in North American sports car road racing. In 2014, the team will contest the full GT Daytona (GTD) season in the new IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship in a new partnership with Audi Sport customer racing. Bryce Miller and Christopher Hasse will co-drive the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. The racing team is affiliated with the Paul Miller Auto Group, which has operated Paul Miller Audi since 1976, races in support of Full Circle Home, and competes with the support of Castrol EDGE, Search Marketing Group and Motegi Racing.
Follow Paul Miller Racing on Twitter @paulmilleracing @bryceracer and @ChHaase and become a Facebook fan at Facebook.com/paulmillerracing and Facebook.com/brycemiller.net. Learn more information about Paul Miller Racing and the team's drivers at ww.paulmillerracing.com, www.brycemiller.net and www.christopher-haase.de.
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