JASON KELLER-57-Albertsons Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd): "It was typical a Bristol times three or four. It just seemed like every time we got going the caution would come out. Luckily for us, we stayed out of most of it. A couple of them...
JASON KELLER-57-Albertsons Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd):
"It was typical a Bristol times three or four. It just seemed like every time we got going the caution would come out. Luckily for us, we stayed out of most of it. A couple of them happened right in front of me. We just had a really, really solid weekend. We qualified on the front row and had a top-three finish. We had a top-five car all day long, so we can't second-guess ourselves. The 21 got on pit road before we did, but Steve (Addington) didn't think that we could go that far, my crew chief. I'm not second-guessing his deal at all. We came on pit road when we thought we could, so we did what we needed to do and brought the Albertsons Ford Taurus home in third. Any time you can survive this place it's a victory in itself. "
"My spotter is just walking in and he's sweating more than I did today, I think. It was an extremely difficult day. A couple of the cars right in front of me, the race track just closed up and luckily for us we chose the right line through there. But, we have that at Bristol. You know coming into Bristol that you're going to have a lot of excitement, but it was a little bit magnified today. I think that today was a little bit different."
HOW CLOSE WERE YOU TO THE INCIDENT WITH YOUR TEAMMATE AND SCOTT WIMMER?
"Extremely close. That was one of those things that my teammate looked like he got an extremely good run off of two, and some of the lapped cars would commit themselves to the bottom, and I commend them for that. They would stay on the bottom and you could pick your way around them, but some of the lapped cars, they would be all over the place. Unlucky for my teammate he ran up on one of the lapped cars that really didn't know which groove to be in. Wimmer went to the outside and he went to the inside. I had already started slowing down a little bit because I didn't think that three-wide would work getting down into three. I don't fault my teammate because he had a run, and here at Bristol you have to take advantage of every opportunity that you can."
"A lot of the cautions happened where I couldn't see them. I don't want people to think that the Busch Series is made up of a bunch of accidents waiting to happen. That's not what the Busch Series is about. I am curious to get back home and see the replay of the race and see how the cautions took place and what went about. It's not something that we want to have this many cautions. Every time we'd get clear of lapped traffic another caution would come out. The frontrunners don't want to see cautions. We want to see it go green so we can race and race amongst ourselves. It seemed like there were very few times today that we could get out and race amongst ourselves, and that was difficult. I am curious to see a replay of the race and see a lot of the cautions and see how they played out."