BUSCH: Fontana: Jason Keller preview

Event Information -- Event: The Stater Brothers 300; Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. EST, May 1, 2004; Live Coverage: FOX (television) at 4:00 p.m. EST and MRN and XM Satellite (radio) at 3:30 p.m. EST; Qualifying: April 30, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. EST Live on...

Event Information -- Event: The Stater Brothers 300; Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. EST, May 1, 2004; Live Coverage: FOX (television) at 4:00 p.m. EST and MRN and XM Satellite (radio) at 3:30 p.m. EST; Qualifying: April 30, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. EST Live on Speed

Livin' the High Life... Jason Keller celebrated his 34th birthday last weekend in Talladega, and he's never felt better. With a new sponsor, a new crew chief and a revamped team; Keller looks forward to the remainder of the season and bringing his ppc Racing organization their second Busch Series Championship. Consistency has been the name of the game so far this year for Keller; last weekend marking his 8th consecutive top-15 finish of the year. He has yet to finish lower than 12th so far this season. Heading into the eighth race of the season, Keller sits higher in the standings this year than he did in 2002 when he nearly clinched the championship title. Keller finished 7th here last year and is looking forward to posting his first top-5 finish of the season in California.

Truckin' it to Cali-- Miller High Life truck driver, Scott Kircher, pulled out of the shop gates at ppc Racing on Monday to begin his 2,400 mile journey to the shores of California. The life of a NASCAR truck driver isn't always an easy one. Upon returning from Talladega SuperSpeedway, the team had exactly one day to unload and reload to take the 2,000 mile trip across country to California. For the past three years, Kircher has kept records of the miles he's logged while driving the 34 race schedule around the United States. The Mapleton, IL native kept detailed reports of where he traveled and how many miles he logged for an elementary school class in Bryon Center, Michigan. Their teacher would use the information to create geography and math problems for the class. Kircher had conference calls with the kids every month and received countless letters and pictures from the class for his long trips on the road. What better way to learn your math and geography problems than from a NASCAR truck driver?

10-07-- The Miller High Life crew will be bringing car #10-07 to the track this weekend. This was the same car Scott Riggs drove to a victory last year at Nashville. Keller is looking forward to bringing her back to victory lane this weekend in California.

Quotes:

Keller on racing at California--"I've run pretty well here in the past. I'm always confident when I am going to a race track that we've run well at. This is a huge market for us, and we're looking forward to going out there and performing well. I look forward to the challenge each week of running better and better. I can't wait to have that break through weekend where we come out of the box and prove that we're going to be a contender for this championship."

Keller on NASCAR's rule to finish the races under caution--"There has to be a system put in place. I don't think we could implement the green/white/checker rule like the truck series uses; it doesn't work well in every situation. We know the system now and we know what the rules are and there not going to change. I wish every race would end under green, but that's just not going to happen."

-ppcr-

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Scott Riggs