Matt Mills on Friday’s Race at Martinsville Speedway: “I’m excited about this weekend’s race at Martinsville,” said Mills. “Although it’s my first Truck Series start at this track, I have a lot of laps here in Xfinity cars that should help me get up to speed quickly. I know this 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra team and everyone at Niece Motorsports are working hard to build fast trucks to bring to the track.”

By The Numbers: Friday’s race at Martinsville Speedway will mark Mills’ first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at the .526-mile short track.
Mills has six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts under his belt at the Virginia short track.

On the Truck: Mills’ No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado will race with support from longtime partners J.F. Electric and Utilitra.

Recapping the Last Race: turned his first laps at Circuit of the Americas during Friday afternoon’s practice and qualifying session. Mills ended the afternoon with a 24th-place starting spot for Saturday’s race. Mills ran a clean race, learning the course and ticking off laps. As the laps wound down, Mills found himself competing for position inside the top-15, before a 30-second penalty at the end of the race left him with a 24th-place finish in the No. 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra Chevrolet.

Mills on Last Race at Circuit of the Americas: “It was for sure a learning day,” said Mills. “We didn’t feel like we had the exact speed we needed, but each lap we were getting faster and that’s on me learning the track and picking up on some of the situational things you don’t see as you do at ovals. Overall, it was a good day. We got what we could, and we were competing for the top-15 there at the end. I felt like I got a bump off the track through the esses at the end and ultimately got a penalty from that.”