First career victory in 11 starts at The Milwaukee Mile for Albertsons driver Jason Keller. Keller passed teammate Scott Riggs on lap 230 and led for the remaining 20 laps. The Milwaukee Mile is celebrating its 100th anniversary. 10th-career...
First career victory in 11 starts at The Milwaukee Mile for Albertsons driver Jason Keller. Keller passed teammate Scott Riggs on lap 230 and led for the remaining 20 laps.
The Milwaukee Mile is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
10th-career NASCAR Busch Series win and first this season for Keller. Keller's last win was at Nazareth in 2002.
Keller gained 25 points in the championship standings with his win at Milwaukee. He currently sits fifth, 100 points behind the leader.
Keller now has four consecutive top-five finishes at Milwaukee.
Keller did a special burnout after his victory for his seven-year old son Joe who complained to his father that he never did doughnuts after he wins.
Crew chief Steve Addington used the set-up from their second-place effort last season to start the race since the team was only able to practice for one hour all weekend do to inclement weather.
In 11 starts at Milwaukee, Keller has one win, four top fives and six top 10s.
Milwaukee is one of the largest markets for Jewel-Osco, a division of Keller's primary sponsor Albertsons.
Co-owner of the No. 57 Keith Barnwell, who is also Keller's spotter, captured his sixth win as a spotter.
Keller's Post Race Quotes
"I never lost confidence in the Albertsons team. We turned our season around at Nashville. Good race teams know how to get themselves out of a slump. Our goal was to start finishing in the top five and that would get us back into victory lane. I've been riding these guys pretty hard this year, especially in regards to our pit stops. The guys were consistent today. We picked up a spot on victory lane when we needed it and the rest is history."
"I knew we had a great car today and Steve (Addington) made some great changes before the race that made my job easier. It's not my style to go out and lead every lap, so I was saving the car near the end. I wasn't sure if not pitting was best with only 20 laps to go. I knew that fuel wasn't a factor at the end, but I didn't know if I could hold off Scott (Riggs). Steve told me I could hold off any car out there without fresh tires and it all paid off."
On racing with teammate Riggs
"I was pretty nervous racing side-by-side with Scott. When we are running one-two, it's not about winning. I didn't want to do anything to jeopardize the race for either one of us or our shot at the championship. It was fun, but very nerve racking."