BUSCH: Atlanta: Jason Keller preview

Keller Coming Off Strong Run at Memphis...The NBS heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Not exactly one of Jason Keller's favorite tracks on the circuit, but that won't put a damper on the fact that Keller is coming off of a stellar run...

Keller Coming Off Strong Run at Memphis...The NBS heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Not exactly one of Jason Keller's favorite tracks on the circuit, but that won't put a damper on the fact that Keller is coming off of a stellar run in Memphis last week; posting his 12th top-10 finish of the season. After battling a tight-handling race car in qualifying and practice; Keller managed to bring his No. 22 Miller High Life Light Ford home in the sixth position after starting 23rd. This weekend marks the veteran's 11th career start at Atlanta; although he only has two top-10 finishes at this track, both of those have come in his last three starts here.

May You Find Peace In This Time of Sorrow--Everyone at Miller Brewing Company and ppc Racing would like to send their heartfelt condolences to the Hendrick Family and to all of those who lost a loved one on Sunday. The pain and heartache that the whole NASCAR community feels is immeasurable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every second of the day. May you find peace with your faith in the Lord.

The Car--The Miller High Life crew will be bringing car No. 57-18 to the track this weekend in Atlanta. This is the same car that Keller drove to back-to-back eighth place finishes at the spring and fall Bristol races earlier this year. Crew chief, Wes Ward and his crew put a new body on this car and they are eager to apply information from their Truck and Cup team, whom both tested at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this month.

Keller on racing at Atlanta--"This track typically hasn't been a good track for us. But that doesn't mean that we can't get in there and work hard and turn some things around. Just because it's a tough track doesn't mean that we're going to go there and give any less of an effort. We need to go there with an open mind and see if we can figure some things out and come home with a top-five finish."

Keller on his plans for 2005--"I'm doing my best to give ppc adequate time; I think a lot of people have assumed that I've thrown in the towel there. But I'm just trying to be patient. I've talked to several other teams, but that doesn't mean that anything is done yet for next year."

Keller on his feelings towards the Hendrick Tragedy--"My thoughts and prayers to the whole Hendrick family and to all the families involved. It's just a tough deal and heck, I even had to have a heart to heart with my son last night about it. Makes you really realize how valuable life is."

-mhlr-

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