Daytona II: Jason Keller race report

KELLER FINISHES 22ND AT DATYONA NASHVILLE, Tenn., July, 6, 2009 - Jason Keller finished 22nd in the Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Keller remains 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series...

KELLER FINISHES 22ND AT DATYONA

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July, 6, 2009 - Jason Keller finished 22nd in the Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Keller remains 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings.

Keller started the race from the 16th position and the No. 27 Baker Curb Ford Fusion sported a special Grabber Blue and Orange Neon paint scheme, which honored the 25th Anniversary of Richard Petty's 200th win. When the first caution came out on lap nine, crew chief Todd Gordon called for a fuel only stop putting the No. 27 Scott® Products/Walmart Ford back on the track fourth.

Shortly after the restart Keller got hung out of the draft and fell all the way back to the 24th position. After numerous adjustments by the Kleenex® Racing crew to give Keller more control of the car throughout the first half of the race the team had battled their way back into the top 20. The Scott® Products/Walmart Ford ran in the top 20 from lap 49 until lap 71 when Keller was caught up in an incident and suffered damage to the right front wheel well.

"It was an honor to run the special paint scheme paying tribute to Richard Petty and I'd like to thank Scott® Products and Baker Curb Racing for making that possible," Keller said. "We had a tough night on the track and I wish we could have had a better finish for everyone involved."

The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway Friday for the running of the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN.

-credit: bcr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Richard Petty