BUSCH: Rockingham: Jason Keller preview

Albertson's/Jason Keller North Carolina Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Jason Keller Notes: * Jason Keller finished fourth in the Busch Series season opener at Daytona. It was the first career top-five finish for Keller at a superspeedway. * ...

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Jason Keller Notes:

* Jason Keller finished fourth in the Busch Series season opener at Daytona. It was the first career top-five finish for Keller at a superspeedway.

* Keller and the Albertson's team were the top finishing Busch Series regulars at Daytona International Speedway.

* At Rockingham, Keller will drive the No. 57 Ford he tested with three weeks ago at Darlington. The car has been revamped from last season.

* Keller is seeking his sixth straight top-10 finish at Rockingham. His best finish was third in October of 2000.

Jason Keller Quotes:

The Season Opener... Jason Keller and the Albertson's team captured a fourth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway, making it the first time Keller has started off a season with a top five. After qualifying 15th, Keller battled his way into the top five and finished behind three Winston Cup regulars.

"That was an amazing race," said Keller. "I was able to keep the Albertson's Ford up front all day long. We were unsure what the Fords would do in race conditions, but we stayed out of trouble and finished in the top five. I got so excited during the race running up front that I had to remind myself to breathe. This was the first time I saw the checkered flag drop at Daytona and it was an unbelievable feeling.

"We worked hard in the off-season and it has already paid off. If this is indicative of what's to come, I can't wait to get to Rockingham."

The Rock... Keller has captured five straight top-10 finishes at North Carolina Speedway and is looking to continue the streak this weekend. Keller finished 10th and fourth respectively at Rockingham in 2001.

"We are taking a car that I have already had seat time in this year," said Keller. "I've been racing at Rockingham for many years. It's always good to have a feeling for the car you are going to race there. It's a tricky track and takes a totally different mindset and set-up than the whirlwind at Daytona."

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