BUSCH: Fontana: Jason Keller preview

Albertson's/Jason Keller California Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Jason Keller Notes: * Jason Keller captured his seventh career NASCAR Busch Series win at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. It is not only his first win at the track, but...

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Jason Keller Notes:

* Jason Keller captured his seventh career NASCAR Busch Series win at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. It is not only his first win at the track, but also his first top 10 at the series longest venue.

* Keller moved to second in the championship standings and within 22 points of leader Jack Sprague following Talladega.

* Keller became only the second two-time winner in the Busch Series this season (Rockingham and Talladega). The other repeat winner is Winston Cup regular Jeff Burton.

* Keller's best finish at California is seventh in 2000.

* Keller and his son Joe both celebrated their birthday on Tuesday, April 23. Keller turned 32 and Joe turned six.

Jason Keller Quotes:

Sunny California... Keller and the team head to Albertson's country this weekend in California. Albertson's operates over 450 food stores in California. Its Sav-on Drugs division operates over 300 stand-alone drug stores in the state. Keller is looking to improve on his best finish of seventh at California Speedway and give the Albertson's shoppers and employees something to cheer about.

"I need to run well at a track filled with Albertson's shoppers," said Keller. "I have only had one decent run at California, so I'm looking for a strong finish. This track reminds me of Michigan and I finished eighth there last year.

"We are taking a brand new car this weekend. The car tested at the wind tunnel last week and the guys tell me it's going to be good. I'm extremely confident and excited about this weekend."

Contending Week In And Week Out... Keller and the Albertson's team led 55 of 117 laps at Talladega Superspeedway to take the checkered flag last weekend. Keller credits the team with the win and his success this year.

"This team is eight for eight on setting up good race cars," said Keller. "I've never even had a top-10 finish at Talladega, let alone contend for the win. I know that the wreck took most of the cars out of the race, but we had already moved from 13th to second when the wreck occurred.

"We've had some trouble this year, but it had nothing to do with the preparation of the cars. That means no matter how well or how poorly I have run at a track in the past, the cars take the past out of the equation. I know that I can run well at each and every track because the Albertson's Fords I'm driving are top-five cars week in and week out."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jason Keller , Jack Sprague