BUSCH: Jason Keller Charlotte II press conference

JASON KELLER ANY CLOSE CALLS TODAY? "We just had a really good day. We didn't qualify so great yesterday and really just struggled all day long yesterday. We kind of threw some things at the race car this morning and the car came to me. I was...

JASON KELLER
ANY CLOSE CALLS TODAY?
"We just had a really good day. We didn't qualify so great yesterday and really just struggled all day long yesterday. We kind of threw some things at the race car this morning and the car came to me. I was able to drive up close to the front and kind of got lucky there at the end, but that's what it takes sometime. We were actually as quick as those guys up front, but we had to battle the 98 and the 2 car there to get up to that position. It's just a great tribute to our race team. To be able to finish third here in the spring and to back that up with a second-place finish really shows how great this race team is. If we get a little more consistent, we'll be right there."

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE WITH THIS TEAM?
"Our race team is getting stronger and stronger and the Fords have tremendous balance at this race track. We searched for it yesterday and were able to find it this morning. I think the Ford balance has really helped me out and my driving style on the bigger race tracks like this. We're able to do things at race tracks this year that I've struggled at and that's really good. To come here -- all of the guys are from here and they had their girlfriends here and their wives here and their families here -- and to be able to reward a lot of the shop guys for their hard work is really important. It's a big deal. I really thought the 17 and the 60 were gonna take each other out and I was gonna sneak in there for a win, but we ran consistently all day long -- we were around the top five and snuck in there second."

HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR CHANCES WITH THE LAST FOUR TRACKS?
"I see them being pretty good. We tested in Memphis this past week, which I think is really gonna help there. We've got a test lined up for Rockingham on our off week and we're working on a test at Homestead the week between Phoenix and Rockingham. So, right now, I know we're gonna test at two and possible three. That's what it's gonna take to try to get consistent. I laughed. When I buy a lottery ticket, I always think I've got a chance and I think that's where we're at right now. I think I've got a chance and I'm just gonna stay with that. We've got to have some help on Harvick's part to get up there and to contend for the championship, but I think these four race tracks we're going to suit my style pretty good and I'm looking forward to it. We ran great at Memphis this past week and I'm extremely excited about going there. We're gonna take a different car than we tested, but I think we learned a lot and I'm pretty happy about going back there."

-Ford Racing-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller