BUSCH: Dover: Jason Keller preview

Jason Keller to drive a "Finding Nemo" car at Dover International Speedway Jason Keller will attempt to conquer the "Monster Mile" with a monster of his own this weekend in the NASCAR Busch Series race. The Albertsons/ACME Ford will sport a ...

Jason Keller to drive a "Finding Nemo" car at Dover International Speedway

Jason Keller will attempt to conquer the "Monster Mile" with a monster of his own this weekend in the NASCAR Busch Series race. The Albertsons/ACME Ford will sport a unique paint scheme at Dover International Speedway, carrying the characters of the new Disney/Pixar movie "Finding Nemo" set to hit theaters across the country on May 30th. Keller's hood will feature Bruce, the great white shark who not only speaks in an Australian accent, but is also a member of Fish-eaters Anonymous.

"I am really excited to run the "Finding Nemo" scheme this weekend," said Keller. "Albertsons is a great sponsor, and their partnership with Kellogg's and Disney on this program is unbelievable. The NASCAR Busch Series teams usually don't get this kind of opportunity with a company like Disney. I think it is a perfect example of how Albertsons not only maximizes their sponsorship of the team, but the relationships they have with other companies involved in NASCAR."

Dover International Speedway... Albertsons Racing team driver Jason Keller is looking to capture his second win at Dover International Speedway and first of the season on Saturday. Keller and the Albertsons team have had a roller-coaster season and are looking to change their luck at Dover.

"We've seen some success at Dover," said Keller. "I know and the team knows that we can run well at this track. We were able to earn a top-five finish last fall and we hope to build off that success. Dover is tough. It is not an easy track. The surface is rough and tire management is always so important. If you are really fast at the beginning of the race, you are not going to be good at the end of the race. The track changes so much that I don't know how to explain it. You have to just hold on and be uncomfortable in the car for the first 100 laps. Then in a matter of 10 laps, your car comes to you. That's how we won the race in 2000.

"We have really struggled through the first 13 races this season, but it's not because of lack of effort on the team's part. We just need to get the season turned around. We do not want to get ourselves into a hole that we can't get out of. Many teams would be happy to sit sixth in points, but last year we tasted what it's like to win several races and now we won't accept anything less. We are still in the championship battle, but we need to start performing like champions."

Jason Keller Notes:

* In 18 starts at Dover, Keller has accumulated one win, one pole position, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

* Keller is just $45,000 away from becoming the first NASCAR Busch Series driver to reach $7 million in career earnings.

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