BUSCH: Dover: Jason Keller preview

2000 Doesn't Seem That Long Ago... Jason Keller took the checkered flag at Dover Downs in 2000 in one of the most memorable wins of his career. The South Carolina native beat the dominating Busch Series veteran, Mark Martin after starting the race...

2000 Doesn't Seem That Long Ago... Jason Keller took the checkered flag at Dover Downs in 2000 in one of the most memorable wins of his career. The South Carolina native beat the dominating Busch Series veteran, Mark Martin after starting the race 22nd to post the fourth win of his career. In his twenty starts here, Keller has one win, five top-5's, nine top-10's and one pole.

A Teammate Again?... Keller's ppc Racing teammate, Terry Cook will also be competing in this weekend's racing activities at the Monster Mile. Friday night, Cook will fire up his Power Stroke Diesel Ford for the sixth race of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule. Cook sits eighth in the driver standings and has two top-5 finishes this year.

A Season of Consistency--Jason Keller's season has been one of consistency and growth this 2004 season. Keller leads the series in top-five finishes at three; beginning that streak in Gateway where he finished third. The eleven year veteran also leads the series in races competed in; with a streak of 214 since the fall race at Dover in 1997. Leading into the Charlotte race last weekend, Keller's average finish on the year was 9.8. He also makes the list of only four drivers that have been running at the finish of all thirteen races this year.

Did you know?...The South Carolina native tops the chart of all-time career money leaders in the Busch Series at an astounding $8,465,120. When Keller rolls off the starting grid in Saturday's race at the Monster Mile it will be the 335th start of his career; in which he has accumulated 11 poles, 10 wins, 76 top-5's and 145 top-10's.

The Car--The Miller High Life crew will be bringing car #57-19 to the track this weekend. This was the car Keller put on the pole at Texas last year and posted a second and fourth place finish at Kentucky and Kansas in 2003.

Quotes:

Keller on his win at the Monster Mile in 2000--"It was really the most memorable win of my career. Anytime you can pass a veteran like Mark Martin to win a race, it's going to be one that you'll always remember. I just hope we can come back again this year and run as well as we have here in the past."

Keller on why he runs so well at Dover--"I really enjoy these concrete race tracks; it seems that I always have consistent runs when I come here. We never really do anything special to the car, so I guess I just have a good feeling for this type of race track."

Keller on his first finish out of the top-fifteen all season at Charlotte--

"Well, we were progressing and running decent after the start of the race. We had a mechanical problem that just put us out there at the end; but that type of thing is going to happen. We just have to look towards the next race and continue to improve ourselves."

-mhlr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Terry Cook