Chicagoland: Jason Keller race report

Kleenex Racing Brings Home a Top-20 Finish at Chicagoland; Keller Makes 475th Career NNS Start NASHVILLE, Tenn., July, 13, 2009 -- After starting the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola from the 35th position, Jason Keller advanced quickly...

Kleenex Racing Brings Home a Top-20 Finish at Chicagoland; Keller Makes 475th Career NNS Start

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July, 13, 2009 -- After starting the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola from the 35th position, Jason Keller advanced quickly through the field making his way into the top 20 by lap 25. Keller continued moving the No. 27 Pull-Ups® Ford Fusion through the field and ran 48 laps in the top 15 before being caught speeding on pit road on lap 152 due to a faulty tachometer. After serving a pass through penalty Keller fell out of the top 20 but battled back late in the race to finish 19th.

The Kleenex® Racing team now has 12 top-20 finishes on the season, equaling their total from the 2008 season with 17 races remaining on the schedule. Keller, who made his 475th start on the NASCAR Nationwide Series, remains 10th in the 2009 point standings.

"We had some mechanical issues with the tachometer and got caught speeding on pit road but we still managed to get a top-20 finish," said Keller "I'm real proud of our team and although the result doesn't show it we had a solid top 15 run tonight and that's a step in the right direction for our mile and a half program."

The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Gateway International Raceway Saturday for the running of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at 9:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN 2.

-credit: bcr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller