BUSCH: Chicagoland: Jason Keller preview

Welcome Old Blue!...Jason Keller will enter Saturday's race without his familiar red and white MHL paint scheme. No, Keller doesn't have a new sponsor. The No. 22 Miller High Life Ford will carry a special blue and silver paint scheme in this ...

Welcome Old Blue!...Jason Keller will enter Saturday's race without his familiar red and white MHL paint scheme. No, Keller doesn't have a new sponsor. The No. 22 Miller High Life Ford will carry a special blue and silver paint scheme in this weekend's Tropicana Twister on NBC, to honor the brand's new packaging which debuted in stores July 1st. The car will feature the signature Miller High Life "softcross" logo in blue instead of its signature color, red. The new paint scheme is part of a large effort to help generate brand awareness for the new Miller High Life Light beer available in supermarkets, convenience and liquor stores nationwide.

Consistency Reigns in Chicago for Keller--In Keller's three starts at the Chicagoland Speedway; he has yet to finish outside of the top-10. Keller enters this weekend's race seventh in the driver standings with five top-5's and eight top-10's so far this season. This track seems to be a favorite for Keller, as he has a 6th, 10th and 5th there in his last three races, dating back to the track's inaugural race in 2001. Look for Keller and his No. 22 Miller High Life crew to post their sixth top-5 of the season this weekend in Chicago.

Roll the Dice--Keller will make an appearance with the Miller High Life Classic Men at the Empress Casino in Joliet, IL on Thursday, July 8th from 7-9:00 p.m. Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison and David Pearson will participate in an informal debate with Keller; discussing current issues that are in the news around the NASCAR world. Don't be surprised if you find Keller taking a break from the action and trying his luck at a hand of Three Card Poker. He's been known to wander off and bring home a couple of extra grand when no one's looking!

The Car-- The Miller High Life crew will bring car #10-17 to the track this weekend in Chicago. Keller drove this car to a 5th and 31st place finish respectively at Kentucky and Charlotte this year. Engine problems caused Keller to have his first DNF of the season at Charlotte. Keller feels comfortable with this car and is looking forward to performing well with it, just as he did in Kentucky.

Quotes:

Keller on his finish at Daytona--"Unfortunately we couldn't get the car driving like I wanted it. But it was no one's fault; it was just an unfortunate situation. You can't let it get you down. I've been in this business long enough to know that you have to try and minimize the bad races, and focus on the good ones. You learn that the best thing to do when you go home is to just focus on the next race and don't look back."

Keller on driving with the new MHL Light paint scheme-- "It's a special paint scheme for Miller High Life and there's a lot of excitement around the new packaging for the High Life Light. It's always exciting for the team when you bring your car to the track and it's painted differently; it's something refreshing and new. I'm looking forward to driving it to a top-five finish this weekend in Chicago."

Keller on his success at Chicagoland Speedway--"I'm excited to go to Chicago. This track is similar to Kentucky and we ran very well there. I'm looking forward to a top-5 finish this weekend. Whenever you have a bad race, you just want to get back on the horse and get going again. You want to prove, not just to yourself, but everyone around you, that your team has the ability to perform well; and that's what we're going to do this weekend in Chicago."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Bobby Allison , Buddy Baker , David Pearson