BUSCH: Daytona II: Jason Keller preview

Stars, Stripes and Restrictor Plate Racing...Keller will enter this year's 4th of July race at Daytona International Speedway without a primary sponsor on the hood of his ppc Racing No. 22 Ford. Keller's car will carry a red, white and blue paint...

Stars, Stripes and Restrictor Plate Racing...Keller will enter this year's 4th of July race at Daytona International Speedway without a primary sponsor on the hood of his ppc Racing No. 22 Ford. Keller's car will carry a red, white and blue paint scheme with reflective star decals from nose to tail in honor of Independence Day. The series veteran would be the first to tell you that he's not a fan of superspeedway's or restrictor plate racing. In his 12 starts at this track, he only has two top-5's and four top-10's; but all of those finishes came in his last six starts at the famous two and a half mile track. Keller's team tested at Talladega a few weeks ago, a track that is very similar to Daytona, to prepare for this race. He feels that his team learned valuable information that they can bring with them to the track this weekend to help bring home their third consecutive top-5 finish.

Sponsorship Update--This weekend will mark the eighth time this season that Keller's ppc Racing team will head to the track with a white hood on their No. 22 Ford. Keller's Miller High Life sponsorship is a primary sponsor on 19 of the 34 races on the series schedule. Most of the unsponsored races so far this season have seen Keller's associate sponsors step up to adorn the hood of his race car; but no such luck this weekend as the No. 22 Ford is heading to Daytona with stars on its hood. Miller High Life will return to the hood of Keller's car for the Tropicana 300 in Chicago next weekend with a special paint scheme on board to honor the brand's new High Life Light packaging that debuted on shelves this month.

The Car--The Miller High Life crew will be bringing car #PPC 23 to the Daytona International Speedway this weekend. This is the same car that Keller drove to a 12th place finish in this year's Aaron's 312 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

Quotes:

Keller on restrictor plate racing --"I'm not a huge fan of the restrictor plate races. I don't know anyone who wants to go out there and run white knuckled for 300 miles, wondering when the big wreck is going to happen. But Wes built a new car for this race and with all of the research and development we've put into this car, along with Ford, we're hoping all of that hard work will result in speed on the race track."

Keller on his top-five finish at Milwaukee--"We had a great weekend in Milwaukee. It was an honor to represent the Miller High Life brand at their home track. I wish I could of brought the No.22 Miller High Life Ford to victory lane, but we put on a great show for all of the Miller employees and we came home with a top-three finish. I am really proud of my guys, they did a really good job all day on pit road and that's the kind of teamwork we need to continue these good runs."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller