BUSCH: Milwaukee: Jason Keller preview

Jason Keller Notes: * Keller will be showcasing a red, white and blue paint scheme on his No. 57 Ford in honor of Albertsons' Midwest region and its Jewel-Osco stores. The special paint scheme will make two appearances in 2002, with one each at...

Jason Keller Notes:

* Keller will be showcasing a red, white and blue paint scheme on his No. 57 Ford in honor of Albertsons' Midwest region and its Jewel-Osco stores. The special paint scheme will make two appearances in 2002, with one each at The Milwaukee Mile on June 30 and Chicagoland Speedway on July 13.

* The Albertsons/Jewel-Osco Ford Keller will be piloting this weekend is no stranger to success. Simply named 5712, this car has two starts this year and has been in victory lane as many times. Keller drove 5712 to wins at Richmond and Nazareth.

* Keller heads to "The Milwaukee Mile" with two consecutive top-five finishes. Keller was running second last year when he had to come in the pits for a splash of fuel with less than 20 laps to go. Keller went on to finish fifth, matching his 2000 appearance.

* Albertsons will deliver two truckloads of bottled water this weekend to the Salvation Army Camp in Heber, Ariz., to aid fire fighters battling Arizona's massive Rodeo forest fire.

Jason Keller Quotes:

Flat And Slick, Just The Way He Likes It ... Keller has seen tremendous success at the flat tracks this year and is looking forward to his return to Milwaukee. Keller hopes to recover from the 34th-place finish at Kentucky two weeks ago with a solid finish at The Milwaukee Mile. Uncommon to the No. 57 Albertsons' race team, the car went out late in the Kentucky race with a blown motor.

"We really need to get back on track," said Keller. "It has been very discouraging this past week with what has transpired. When you have a bad week you just want to get back out and seek redemption. When you have a bad week and then a weekend off, it makes for a very long two weeks. We've had some bad luck over the past few weeks and just haven't had the consistency we need. On the bright side of things, we've had great race cars. We've run in the top five at almost every race, we just haven't finished there.

"Milwaukee is the track that can turn this bad luck around. It's flat and slick like Richmond and Nazareth, so it's hard to get grip. So far this year, Steve (Addington) and the guys have been able to find the grip we need to be successful on the flat surfaces. I've always liked racing in Milwaukee, and to be honest I just can't wait to strap back into the same Albertsons Ford that has already been to victory lane twice this season."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller